USDA Farm to School Grant
USDA recently announced that up to $5 million in grant funds is available to help schools create or strengthen existing farm to school programs. Since its inception in FY 2013, more than $20 million has been awarded through the Farm to School Grant Program. This year, awards ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 will be distributed in four different grant categories: Planning, Implementation, Support Service, and Training. USDA has
published this archive copy of the recent webinars
that provided additional information about the grant.
Special conference call with USDA-SWRO!
Join Southwest Regional Farm to School lead Rachel Spencer
Thursday, Nov. 10th at 2:00
for an overview of USDA Farm to School Grants. This conference call will be interactive, and is exclusively for Texas schools or organizations interested in applying. There will be ample time for questions.
Conference Line: 888-844-9904
Applications are due on grants.gov by Dec. 8, 2016.
Go here for more information.
Made by Milk Carton Construction Contest
Schools can repurpose empty milk and juice cartons and enter this contest for a chance at cash prizes. The 2016 theme encourages students to turn the cartons into inventions. The grand prize is $5,000 and smaller prizes include one for $2,500 and 12 prizes of $1,000.
Visit madebymilkcontest.com for carton care tips, entry kit, contest details and more.