The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork would like your input on the 2021 Farm to School Incubator Grant Program’s Request for Applications (RFA). But you’ll have to hurry: Comments are due by 5 pm on Nov. 27.

The Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will award competitive grants to support innovative local and regional farm to school projects in nutrition education, sustainable food production and procurement, and high-quality student engagement through experiential learning. Review the RFA for the grant program here.

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The funding for this grant program was made available by the Budget Act of 2020, which includes a $10 million one-time General Fund allocation for the 2020-21 fiscal year and $1.5 million annually thereafter for CDFA to establish a Farm to School Incubator Grant Program and provide ongoing support for the California Farm to School Network (CFSN). CFSN is a "one-stop shop" that works to align farm to school efforts, share resources and bring together farmers, schools, distributors and practitioners.

Written comments should be submitted via email to: Comments should include “Farm to School Stakeholder Comments” in the subject line of the email.

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