UF Grants & Funding

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:11 PM | Anonymous member

1. Center for Science in the Public Interest's State and Local Policy Campaign Grant Funding Opportunities 
Deadline: Rolling basis until December 31
CSPI is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for state and local advocates working to advance innovative policies to measurably improve the food environments in schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and federal, state, and local programs to support public health, especially for low-income families and communities of color. Learn more and apply. 

2. 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant
Grant application opens: January 2021
The 2021 Gro More Good Grassroots Grant presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States.  Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. Winners will be selected based on their commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of their garden program including plans for growth and future fiscal stability. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grant is open to all nonprofit and tax exempt organizations (including schools) in the United States and US Territories. Sign up to be notified when the grant application opens.

3. 2021 Farm to School Grant Request for Application
Deadline: January 8
The fiscal year (FY) 2021 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is now available! The solicitation officially opened October 16th, 2020, and will remain open until 11:59pm ET on January 8th, 2021. FNS seeks to award up to $10 million this fiscal year. New for FY 2021, institutions operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program at non-school based sites are included in the definition of eligible schools and may apply for funding. 

4. Young Farmer Grant Program 2021 Applications
Deadline: January 15
In 2020 The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses. Thanks to support from Chipotle Young Farmers is offering $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers across the country. Young Farmer Grants can be used to support everyday needs from infrastructure projects, operating costs, and professional development, to off-farm expenses like childcare, housing, and student loan debt. The funds could also be used to get that extra boost to start up a new operation. Learn more and apply.

5. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
Deadline: March 16, 2021
USDA NIFA requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase through nutrition incentive grants; and to demonstrate and evaluate the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduced individual and household food insecurity, and reduced healthcare usage and associated costs through produce prescription grants. Applications are due March 16, 2021. Learn more here

6. Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: May 4, 2021
USDA's NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants: (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. CFPs are designed to create community-based food projects with objectives, activities and outcomes that are in alignment with Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) primary goals. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the CFPCGP. Learn more here


7. 2020/2021 FAITC Teacher Grants - Due January 31, 2021

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom will be offering Teacher Grants for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to COVID-19 FAITC has moved the application deadline from October to January 31, 2021. The grant is open to general education and agriscience teachers in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who want to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas.


The deadline for applications will be January 31, but we will only be accepting the first 40 complete applications. Be sure to read the Application and Guidelines for helpful hints on completing the application correctly. The guidelines may have changed slightly, so make sure you read them carefully.


For more information and application please visit https://faitc.org/teacher-grants/.


8. 2020/2021 FAITC School Garden Grants - Go live January 4, 2021

The School Garden Grants are meant to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for GradesGardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that include lessons to help teachers use the garden to teach health, science, language arts, math, technology, engineering and other subjects.


The grant application will go live January 4th and will stay open until funds have been expended or February 28th. Grant funding will be awarded for up to $500 for these grants.


For more information and application please visit https://faitc.org/school-garden-grants/.

9. Florida Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award Application

Due February 26, 2021

Are you a Florida teacher who uses agriculture to teach your state standards? If so, you are eligible for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. Winners win a trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, in 2021 the conference will be in Des Moines, Iowa. This is your chance to brag about all the great things you are doing in your classroom!


There are 4 categories: elementary school, middle school, high school and middle school agriscience. From there we will pick an overall winner. Applications are due by February 26, 2021.

To learn more and apply visit https://faitc.org/awards/.

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