SUBJECT: 2014-15 MI FARM TO SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
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 2014 - 2015 SCHOOL YEAR.
The MI Farm to School Grant Program offers Planning and Implementation grants:
Planning Grants help schools/districts and early child care and education 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 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 childcare 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 childcare and education programs with funds ($2,000 maximum each) to plan for or implement Farm to School programs. The grant year is September 3, 2014 – June 5, 2015.
Applications are due by 5 pm on Thursday, May 1st 2014
An informational webinar for prospective applicants will be held on
April 11, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:00am.
To join the webinar, log in at the appointed time to: http://msucrfs.adobeconnect.com/mi_fts_2013-14/
1-888-394-8197 Participant 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 Specialist, Julia Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or
517-432-4525 with any questions.