Grants & Funding
1. 2021 Farm to School Grant Program Announcement Coming This Fall! USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plans to release the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Fiscal Year 2021 Farm to School Grant Program in the fall. The annual grant opportunity will help reach more communities seeking to incorporate local products into school meals, integrate agricultural education in the classroom, and cultivate and expand farm to school efforts. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the next Farm to School Grant RFA online via the USDA website.
2. Local Food, Local Places 2020-2021 Application
Deadline: October 30
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture invite communities to apply for technical assistance to help revitalize their economy, promote local foods, improve health, and protect the environment. Local Foods, Local Places helps communities revitalize neighborhoods through development of local food systems. Eligible applicants include local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit institutions and organizations proposing to work in a neighborhood, town, or city of any size anywhere in the United States. Special consideration will be given to communities with Opportunity Zone designations. Learn more and apply.
3. Food Animal Concerns Trust Fund-A-Farmer Grant
Deadline: December 1
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is accepting grant applications for livestock and poultry farmers who wish to expand animal welfare, build capacity, and/or improve pasture for their animals. Grants of up to $2,500 are available for projects such as building mobile housing, constructing fences, laying water lines on pasture, and much more. Farmers located in the U.S. who raise beef cattle, bison, broiler chickens, dairy cows, goats, laying hens, pigs, turkeys, and/or sheep may be eligible to apply. Learn more and apply.