Kentucky Schools Encouraged to Apply For $5,000 Farm-to-School Mini-GrantsPosted on May 6, 2015
Grants can be used for local food for tastings, new processing equipment, hosting events, and building school gardens.
All non-profit schools and school districts in Kentucky are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is Monday, June 15. The Seed Change application and more information can be found at www.farmtoschool.org/seedchange.
An informational webinar on preparing a strong proposal and the application process for mini-grants will be Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. EDT. To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8615574469832001282.
For answers to questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seed Change will award up to 100 mini-grants in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. Seed Change is an 18-month, $1.5-million project funded by the Walmart Foundation addressing barriers to farm to school in states that are ripe for significant growth. The mini-grants will support a wide variety of activities including school garden activities, food and nutrition education, kitchen equipment to enable utilization of local foods, and food service staff training at emerging farm-to-school sites.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the National Farm to School Network will provide statewide outreach efforts, trainings, and technical assistance to create a robust farm-to-school network for long-term program sustainability.
Press release courtesy of Kentucky Department of Agriculture