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Monday, September 9, 2019

Two grant opportunities and save the date for MFIN Gathering


Correction from our newsletter last week: Gardens at Schools and ECEs in SouthEAST Michigan Awarded Mini-Grants

Eighteen schools and early care and education facilities in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are using these mini-grants to get more students learning in the garden. Read more.


Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2019

Applications for up to $700 for K-12 school field trips are available! These field trips should enhance learning experiences outside of traditional classrooms, like visits to farms to learn more about agriculture. Applications are due October 1 with trips to take place between January 1, 2020 and the end of the 2019-20 academic year (May/June 2020). Learn more and apply.


National Education Association Foundation Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2019

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation is offering grants to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning, which can include farm to school activities. Funded for either $2,000 or $5,000, the grant period lasts one year and is available to current members of the National Education Association who are educators in public schools or public institutions of higher education. Learn more and apply.


Save the Date for the Michigan Farm to Institution Network Gathering!

On November 20, 2019, network members and farm to institution practitioners and supporters will convene in Lansing, MI for a day-long event to celebrate, network, and inform the future direction of MFIN and Cultivate Michigan. Registration along with agenda and lodging details are coming soon!




​Lindsay Mensch (she/her/hers)

Outreach and Communications Specialist

Michigan State University

Center for Regional Food Systems

Department of Community Sustainability

Natural Resources Building

480 Wilson Road

East Lansing, MI 48824


phone: 517-432-0264


CSUS Office Hours (Room 143):

Monday 2-5 p.m.

Wednesday 1-5 p.m.

Friday 2-5 p.m.

phone: 517-432-0298

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