On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm to school programs. USDA's Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm to school efforts.
FY 24 Request for Applications is Open!
The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is now open. To apply, visit Grants.gov and follow the instructions found in the FY 2024 RFA. Be sure to visit our Grant Applicant Resources page to access other helpful resources, including links to webinars that provide assistance on applying for a Farm to School Grant.
Social Media Resources for State Agencies
State agencies are welcome to use the FY 2024 Social Media Resources for your outreach. These sample social media posts will help you communicate about the FY24 Farm to School Grant Program. All information provided is available for public use.
- Seeding Success Webinars
A reoccurring series of webinars, providing technical assistance that supports farm to school grantees to develop, expand, and maintain robust farm to school programs, projects, or initiatives. These webinar topics were identified as topics of interest by farm to school grantees.
- Grantee Resources
Intended to help current farm to school grant recipients administer, and accurately report, their grant related activities.
- Grant Applicant Resources
Provided for those who are interested in potentially applying for a future farm to school grant.
- Prior Grant Awards
An up to date list of prior farm to school grant awards, and descriptions of the work funded with the grant.
- Farm to School State Formula Grants
Farm to School Grantee Report
Cultivating Opportunity: An Overview of USDA's Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School Grantees' Growing Achievements is a report that highlights farm to school program trends and best practices from fiscal year 2015 and 2016 farm to school grantees. This report also features baseline data provided by grantees which is used to assess the impact of the grant program on the growth of the farm to school movement nationwide.
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Please go to the Patrick Leahy Farm to School Program Fact Sheets Page.
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