FY 2016 Farm to School Grant

Last Published: 04/12/2017
Funding Opportunity #: 
USDA-FNS-F2S-FY2016
Open (Posted) Date: 
03/16/2015
Closed Date: 
05/20/2015

In this funding cycle, USDA anticipates awarding approximately $6 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in schools. Beyond the $5 million in funding provided in the HHFKA, in fiscal year 2016 USDA anticipates the availability of an additional $1 million, subject to appropriation, in grant funding to support placement of volunteer service members (e.g., AmeriCorps, VISTA, local service corps programs) in schools throughout the country to build or maintain school gardens, incorporate nutrition education into the schools’ culture, and support school food service personnel in procuring or promoting local and regional products for the school meal program.

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