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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

10 Cents a Meal Applications Open, Deadline October 26

The 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms grant application is now open. For  the first time, this state of Michigan farm-to-school program is open to school districts and sponsors of early childhood education centers statewide. It provides matching grants for purchasing Michigan-grown produce. Make sure your school district or early childhood education center knows about the opportunity, and also farmers and food hubs. There is a quick two-week turnaround time to submit applications. The deadline is 9 a.m. Monday, October 26.

  • School districts interested in the program should check for an email from the Michigan Department of Education sent Monday, October 12. It includes a link to the application.
  • Early childhood education centers interested in the program should check with their CACFP sponsor, and make sure their sponsor has seen the same October 12 email from the Michigan Department of Education. A helpful one-pager about 10 Cents a Meal for early childhood education centers is here, 


  • Click here to see a helpful application guide.
  • To learn more about the grant and the success districts have had visit
  • Community members can also support local schools and early childhood education centers in success. Check out this page for some ideas!


*Please note my email address has changed to

Diane Conners  |  Senior Policy Specialist
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

P   231-499-3937

T   @grndwk

A  148 E Front St, Suite 301  |  Traverse City, MI 49684 

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