Designed to increase the availability of local foods in schools, USDA Farm to School grants can help farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts. Funds support a wide range of activities from training, planning, and developing partnerships to creating new menu items, establishing supply chains, offering taste tests to children, purchasing equipment, planting school gardens, and organizing field trips to agricultural operations.
Grantees include schools and districts (large and small, rural and urban), Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, non-profit entities, and state and local agencies.
Read our press releases and list of awardees to learn about the projects that USDA has funded through the Farm to School Grant Program.
List of Awardees (PDF)
Farm to School Grant Reports
These reports summarize findings from an analysis of select data from farm to school projects funded by USDA’s Farm to School Grant Program during fiscal years 2013 - 2016. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have received at least one award. Funded projects are estimated to reach approximately 18,136 schools and involve an estimated 10.2 million students.
- USDA Farm to School Program Summary of Grant Awards FY 2013 - 2015
- USDA Farm to School Program Summary of Grant Awards FY 2013 - 2016
- Application and Award Summary by State and Region FY 2013 - 2016
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