About the Farm to School Grant Program
On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm-to-school programs. USDA’s Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm-to-school efforts.
Congratulations 2021 Farm to School Grantees
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the Farm to School grant program will be supporting 176 grants, serving 6,800 schools and more than 1.4 million students. Over 65 percent of the children served in participating schools are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. To learn more about the 2021 Farm to School grantees, please see the 2021 Farm to School grant list of awardees.
Seeding Success Webinar Series Now Available
This series of six, 30-minute webinars provide technical assistance that supports Farm to School grantees to develop, expand, and sustain robust farm-to-school programs, projects, or initiatives. The webinar topics were identified as topics of interest by Farm to School grantees.
The Farm to School Grantee Report is Now Available
OCFS is pleased to announce the release of a new report Cultivating Opportunity: An Overview of USDA’s Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School Grantees’ Growing Achievements. This report highlights Farm to School program trends and best practices from the Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School grantees. This report also features baseline data provided by grantees which are used to assess the impact of the grant program on the growth of the Farm to School movement nationwide.