USDA Grant Program funds farm to school efforts

Casey Hoy's picture

The following grant program should be of interest.  


Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Farm to School Grant Program
Modification 5

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Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 15, 2012   
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement 
Expected Number of Awards: 60
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,500,000
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $20,000 
25% match required
Eligible Applicants:  Eligible Schools State and Local Agencies Indian Tribal Organizations Agricultural Producers (or groups of Producers) Non-profit Entities


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Casey Hoy's picture

If the Youngstown Eats project was not included as a component of the previous USDA proposal from GG (or if it was and the proposal wasn't funded), then this would be another excellent opportunity to at least quadruple the funding for the project.  I'd strongly encourage the group to consider a proposal focused entirely on Youngstown Eats.