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Resource | Guidance Documents

2021 Farm to School Grantee Checklist

This checklist is intended to help new Farm to School Grantees complete the "New Grantee Enrollment Process." Grantees must complete all the necessary steps of the enrollment process prior in order to begin receiving grant funding.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0116

Grant Close-Out for Farm to School Grantees

The 90-day closeout period is used by grantees to pay outstanding bills, complete the final progress report, and finalize the final SF 425 report. This page summarizes the grant close-out process for Farm to School grantees.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0115

Food Program Report System Assistance for Farm to School Grantees

Basic overview of Food Program Reporting System for new Farm to School Grant recipients.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0108

Automated System for Award Payments (ASAP) Assistance for New Users

This document provides a brief overview of the Automated System for Award Payments (ASAP) for new users so that they may draw down grant award funding.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0096

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 | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0008

Community Food Systems - Food Safety FAQs

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0073

Farm to School and School Garden Expenses

Recently, we have received several questions about the use of funds from the nonprofit school food service account to cover expenditures related to farm to school activities and school gardens. The questions and answers below address specific scenarios that school food authorities may be dealing with when considering the allowability of such costs.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0053

CFS - Grant Program FAQs

The attached Q&As address the following topics: eligibility, planning grants, implementation grants, support service grants, matching funds, free/reduced price calculations and  points, budget, application, letter of intent, review of application and award and

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2012-0034

Farm to School Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

In order to ensure compliance with statutory requirements, USDA requires additional information regarding the targeted beneficiaries of the Farm to School Grant Program. All grants applicants must complete an additional form, the Supplemental Form: Free and Reduced Price Meal Participation. You can access the form online and on

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0013

Eligibility of Schools and Institutions to Participate in School Nutrition Programs

Occasionally, applications for participation in the School Nutrition Programs may be received from organizations that do not clearly meet the definition of “school.”