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Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 , officeofpublicaffairs@cdfa.ca.gov

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #22-055
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CDFA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 CA FARM TO SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM

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SACRAMENTO, May 9, 2022 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F)  is accepting applications for the 2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program, until 5 p.m. PT July 6, 2022.
 
The program will award competitive grants to support projects that cultivate equity, nurture students, build climate resilience, and create scalable and sustainable change. Applicants may apply to multiple tracks based on eligibility and project type.
 
To support a systems approach to advancing farm to school throughout the state, the program offers four funding tracks:
• 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
 
Visit the California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program webpage to view the formal request for applications, access the online portal through which applications must be submitted, and register for informational webinars about each funding track.
 
The California Budget Act of 2021 included a $60 million, one-time General Fund allocation for CDFA-F2F to sustain and expand the California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program, with $30 million allocated for fiscal year 2021-22 and $30 million allocated for fiscal year 2022-23.
 
For assistance and questions related to the Farm to School Incubator Grant Program process, please email cafarmtoschool@cdfa.ca.gov.



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