Grant funds may be used for a wide variety of farm-to-school related costs. Examples include field trips to local farms, food from a local farm, materials for gardens and garden activities, materials with which to teach about indigenous food ways/gardening/seed saving, and stipends for teachers, farmers, other community members with relevant knowledge, or farm to school coordinators. Funds could also be used in the cafeteria, to pay for training, supplies, or equipment. Classrooms, cafeterias, and communities have all been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and farm to school initiatives may not look like they did a year ago. These mini-grants can support a wide range of project types.
Eligible applications will be reviewed with a focus on the following environmental and social equity principles:
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