The Farm to School Program Summary of Grant Awards

Farm to Institution, Funding/Financing/Lending

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Matthew Benson, Matthew Russell, and Deborah Kane, USDA Farm to School Program

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act tasked USDA with supporting farm to school efforts through grants, training, technical assistance, and research. To date, the USDA Farm to School Grant Program has funded 221 farm to school projects. We’re pleased to support these programs, and feel confident the grantees whom we fund are establishing models that can be emulated and built upon by districts nationwide.

This report, which provides an in-depth look at our first 3 years of grant-making, summarizes findings from an analysis of select data from projects funded during fiscal years (FY) 2013 - 2015. It combines both quantitative data about planned activities derived from coding used during the proposal review process and qualitative stories about completed activities primarily from grantee progress reports.

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