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CA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture - Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is excited to share that the 2023 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will distribute approximately $60 million (details to come). To stay up to date on the upcoming application cycle for the 2023 round of funding, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter.

2022 Grant Award Recipients & Announcement

As part of California’s nation-leading investment in farm to school programs, the California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is excited to announce $25.5 million in funding for 120 farm to school projects across the state.

In total, these projects represent 1,489,364 students, 163 school districts and educational entities, over 50 farms, four food hubs and enormous support from California’s urban, rural and suburban communities.

Read the full announcement here.

Program Timeline

Item Date
Grant Application Opens May 9, 2022
Grant Application Closes July 6, 2022 @ 5 PM PT
Review Process Summer / Fall 2022
Award Announcement November 10, 2022
Grant Term Begins April 1, 2023
Grant Term Ends March 31, 2025

To support a systems approach to advancing farm to school throughout the state, the 2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program offers four funding tracks. See the 2022 Request for Applications below for details.

  • Track 1: The California Farm to School K-12 Procurement and Education Grant
  • Track 2: The California Farm to School Partnership Grant
  • Track 3: The California Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Grant
  • Track 4: The California Farm to School Producer Grant

View the Press Release
View the 2022 Request for Applications

CDFA-F2F hosted a public comment period from February 15 – March 7, 2022.

Previous Grant Awards

View the project summaries of previously awarded grant projects below!

The 2021 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program is focused on supporting local and regional farm to school projects that promote nutrition education, sustainable food production and procurement, and high-quality student experience.

Grant Awards

In 2021, CDFA-F2F awarded $8.496 million in grants to 60 Farm to School projects throughout the state through two funding tracks!

Resources

Program Status

Closed

The application period for the 2022 Farm to School Incubator Grant Program is now closed and projects have been awarded.

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Questions?

Contact our Farm to School team at cafarmtoschool@cdfa.ca.gov

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