Resource | FAQs/Q&As
Farm to School Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

This document includes frequently asked questions regarding the Farm to School Grant Program and the grant application process.

Resource | Webinars/Videos | General/Other
Farm to School Grant Program: Tips for Developing Farm to School Grant Applications

The second webinar in a two part webinar series intended to help new Farm to School Grant Applicants with the Grant Development and Submission Process. This presentation provides tips on organizing and drafting the Farm to School Grant Project Narrative and organizing a project budget.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Submitting a Farm to School Grant Application

This webinar will provide an overview of how to apply for the fiscal year 2020 Farm to School Grant Program RFA. Become familiar with the requirements of the RFA and how to submit your completed application on Grants.gov.

Resource | Grants
FY2019 Grantee Reporting Timeline

This document lists key reporting milestones and due-dates for Fiscal Year 2019 Farm to School grantees. Please send relevant questions to the Farm to School inbox at farmtoschool@usda.gov.

Resource | Fact Sheets | Food Security
Office of Community Food Systems Fact Sheet - Food Safety Modernization Act: Questions and Answers

The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 allows the Food and Drug Administration to better protect the public health by strengthening the food system from Farm to Table.  This document addresses common questions regarding the impact of the Act on school gardens and other similar small producers commonly used as sources for local food.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Community Food Systems Fact Sheet - Facts About Food Safety

A fact sheet developed by the Office of Community Food Systems addressing common food safety issues raised when working with school gardens or other locally sourced food.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Farm to School Census Preparation Worksheet

The 2019 Farm to School Census Preparation Worksheet is to help School Food Authorities gather relevant information in advance of completing their Farm to School Census Surveys. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Farm to School Resources

Plan your Farm to School program using the new Farm to Child Nutrition Programs Planning Guide. This guide uses the same concepts below to create a robust farm to school program for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Grants
Grant Awards

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.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
General Farm to School Resources