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With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is now accepting applications for the MI Farm to School Grant Program for the 2013 - 2014 school year.
The MI Farm to School Grant Program offers Planning and Implementation grants:
Planning Grantshelp schools/districts and early child care and education programs plan for integrating local foods into their meal programs ANDultimately develop a Farm to School Action Plan to begin a Farm to School program.
Implementation Grantshelp schools/districts and early child care and education programs put existing Farm to School plans into action AND ultimately develop a Farm to School Sustainability Plan to keep the program going and growing in future years.
- Only food service/nutrition directors/providers of schools/districts or early child care and education programs are eligible to apply.
- Schools/districts and early child care and education programs must have at least 50% free and reduced-price meal enrollment or equivalent.
(See application for more details on applicant eligibility)
The MI Farm to School Grant Program will award up to 20 Michigan K-12 schools/districts and early child care and education programs with funds ($2,000 maximum each) to plan for or implement Farm to School programs. The grant year is September 3, 2013 – June 6, 2014.
Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, May 10th, 2013.
Informational webinars for prospective applicants will be held on
April 22, 2013 at 10am and 3pm on April 25th .
To join a webinar, log in at the appointed time to:
Dial in: (888) 394 8197 (CODE 405500).
For applications and additional information, please see the attachments of this email or visit the Michigan Farm to School website, www.mifarmtoschool.msu.edu under the "Grants" tab. Feel free to contact the MI Farm to School Grant Program Coordinator, Anne Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-353-0751 with any questions.
MI FtS Grant Program –Planning Application 2013
MI FtS Grant Program –Implementation Application 2013