New Jersey Department of Agriculture has made available $10,000 in competitive mini grants to schools or school districts for the purpose of enhancing Farm to School activities in New Jersey schools.
The grant money can be used for the purchase of materials to support school gardens that grow fruits or vegetables, the cost to transport and pay for class trips to New Jersey farms or the purchase of cafeteria salad bars that will increase the offering of fresh fruits and vegetables in school meals.
The total available funding for this award period is $10,000. Eligible schools may apply for an award for only one of the following categories:
A school or school district may apply for a mini grant on behalf of a school(s) that:
Currently participates and administers, in good standing, the USDA National School Lunch Program
Can provide an explanation of how these funds will be utilized to increase Farm to School activities throughout the intended grant period
Can provide a Letter of Support from the school Principal Administrator stating support for these efforts
Can pay for expenditures prior to reimbursement
|October 16, 2017||New Jersey Farm to School Mini Grant application opens|
|December 15, 2017||Application Deadline|
|January 31, 2018||Award Announcement|
|March 31, 2018||Fund Obligation Letter Deadline|
|October 1, 2018||Progress Report Deadline|
|December 1, 2018||Final Report Deadline|
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