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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FW: updates regarding the USDA farm to school grant program - please spread the word

Hi all,

For those of you who may be interested in applying for the first USDA Farm to School Grants, please see a note below about a few updates. Applications are due by June 15th!




Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

(Formerly the CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems)



From: Kane, Deborah - FNS []
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 2:02 PM
To: Kane, Deborah - FNS
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Subject: updates regarding the USDA farm to school grant program - please spread the word


Hello all,


Just a quick update regarding the USDA farm to school grant program. All of this is now noted on the USDA website, but I thought I’d highlight a few things for you:


·        A new form is required – one that better captures free and reduced price meal participation rates. Applicants will need to submit this supplemental form in order to be deemed eligible. (Accessed online.)

·        The CCR registration system is changing right in the midst of our submission period, making some of the info in the RFA out of date. (Details online.)

·        A link to the implementation grant webinar held last week is now available; the planning grant webinar should be posted shortly. (On YouTube; see links online.)

·        The FAQs have been updated with this info and also now include many of the questions that were asked during the webinars last week. (Accessed online.)


Anyone who submitted a letter of intent or is on our listserve will receive this info. Just wanted to make sure you had it as well. Thanks so much for your help in spreading the word!


All best,



Deborah J. Kane

National Director, USDA Farm to School Program

(c) 503.260.1717



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