Maine School Food System Innovation Grant

The application deadline is May 1, 2024.
The School Food System Innovation Grant will support innovative and collaborative pilot projects that reimagine what the local school food system could look like and have the potential to be sustained and/or scaled. Projects can be regional or statewide in scale and should address the unique barriers faced by schools when trying to increase their use of Maine-based items in school meal programs and expand their suppliers. USDA and Full Plates anticipate awarding up to $7.4 million through this grant. Funding requests can range from $100,000 to $1.5 million. Applications must have one Maine-based Lead Partner and at least two Partner Organizations.