Washington State Awards Farm to School Purchasing Grants

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) awarded $3.7 million in Farm to School Purchasing grants to 105 applicants. School districts, childcare providers, tribal schools, and tribal early learning centers will use the grants to serve high quality, nutritious, and culturally relevant foods grown, raised, caught, or foraged by producers in Washington state. Out of 295 school districts in Washington state, 100 applied for the grant, a 50% increase from the previous grant cycle. The Washington state 2023-2025 biennium budget includes $5 million in ongoing funding for WSDA’s Farm to School program, including the Farm to School Purchasing Grant Program. A second round of Farm to School Purchasing Grant funds will be made available in Spring 2024 for the summer months and 2024-2025 school year.
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