The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is accepting applications for the 2021 Farm to School Incubator Grant Program. This 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. Track 1, or the California Farm to School Innovation Grant, will fund Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to establish new or expand existing integrated farm to school programs that: (1) procure California-grown or California-produced whole or minimally processed foods and integrate these foods into school meals; and (2) coordinate educational opportunities between cafeteria, classroom, and community. CDFA will make approximately $6.5 million available for Track 1 grants. Track 2, or the California Farm to School Regional Partnerships Grant, will fund innovative farm to school partnerships to expand existing farm to school initiatives and increase collaboration and coordination between producers and the schools they serve. CDFA will make approximately $2 million available for Track 2 grants.
Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2021.