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Farm to school makes local food and agricultural education available to child nutrition program participants through grants, research, technical assistance, and training.
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The FY 2024 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications is Now Open!

The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is now open. To apply, visit and follow the instructions found in the FY2024 RFA. Be sure to visit our Grant Applicant Resources page to access other helpful resources, including links to webinars providing specific assistance to those applying for a Farm to School Grant.

Help Make Local Count - 2023 Farm to School Census is Starting

The most comprehensive survey of farm to school activity in the United States is back for 2023! Starting Oct. 2, the 2023 Farm to School Census, a unique survey of more than 18,000 school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program, will begin collecting data on farm to school activities nationwide.

You can help USDA build the most accurate picture possible of the state of farm to school by spreading the world to complete the Census. See our 2023 Farm to School Census Resources page for easy-to-use resources.

If you need a refresher on how schools near you responded to the 2019 Census, visit the 2019 Farm to School Census results page to learn more.

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I'm New to Farm to School

I'm New to Farm to School is a place full of resources to help you to get your farm to school program growing. 

Page updated: October 11, 2023