USDA is Now Accepting Applications for FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Funding

The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs.

The USDA is excited to announce the release of the FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA). Please visit our grants opportunities page for more information, including complete application instructions and frequently asked questions (FAQ). 

Key Dates:

  • September 13, 2016: Release the Farm to School Grant Program FY 2017 RFA. Click here for more information
  • September 29, 2016: USDA will host a webinar at 1:00 pm EST to review the RFA. Click here to register
  • December 8, 2016: FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program applications are due in grants.gov by 11:59 pm EST
  • May 2017: Announce awards