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Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program

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.

Stay Tuned for FY 2025 Request for Applications!

The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program request for applications (RFA) is now closed and grants awarded. Please check back for more information on the FY 2025 Farm to School RFA, which is expected to be released in October.

Important Resources

  • 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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Page updated: July 15, 2024