The MI Farm to School Grant Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.
April 28, 2016
MI Farm to School Grant Program Now Accepting Applications!
The MI Farm to School Grant Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year! With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems will award roughly 20 Michigan K-12 schools/districts and early childhood programs with funds to plan for or implement farm to school programs that focus on purchasing and utilizing local foods. Grants are available for up to $2,000 in funding per program, however sites serving a smaller number of children are encouraged to apply for funding adequate to their needs. The grant year is September 6, 2016 – June 7, 2017.
The MI Farm to School Grant Program offers Planning and Implementation grants to eligible applicants. Schools/districts and early childhood programs must have at least 50% free and reduced-price meal enrollment or equivalent to be eligible.
Planning Grants help schools/districts and early childhood programs plan for integrating local foods into their meal programs and ultimately develop a Farm to School Action Plan to begin a farm to school program.
Implementation Grants help schools/districts and early childhood programs put existing farm to school plans into action and ultimately develop a Farm to School Sustainability Plan to keep the program going in future years.
Applications are due by 5 pm on Wednesday May 11, 2016.