FY 2021 Farm to School Grants


Funding Opportunity ID: 329449
Opportunity Number: USDA-FNS-F2S-2021
Opportunity Title: FY 2021 Farm to School Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Food and Nutrition
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.575
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following eligible entities are described in more detail below: Institutions, including schools, school districts, and non-school based sites, that operate theNational School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program(s), CACFP, and/or SFSP. On the coversheet,any applicant to whom this definition applies should select “Eligible school” for entity type; State agencies; Local agencies; Indian tribal organizations; Agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers; and Non-profit entities.Entity type must be clearly indicated and unambiguous in all application materials. If USDA cannotdetermine the applicant to be an eligible entity based on information contained within theapplication, the applicant may be subject to removal from consideration.Eligible schools are defined as schools or institutions that participate in the National
Agency Code: USDA-FNS1
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2020
Close Date: Jan 08, 2021
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2020
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 150
Description: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) establishes a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.To fulfill the farm to school mandate in the NSLA, $5 million is provided to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on an annual basis to support grants, technical assistance, and the Federal administrative costs related to USDA’s Farm to School Program. The USDA Farm to School GrantProgram is housed within the Food and Nutrition Services’ (FNS) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS). Additional funding for the Farm to School Grant Program was made available through agricultural appropriations and, as a result, up to $10 million will be awarded under this solicitation.
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