Support Minnesota school districts in the processing of Minnesota agricultural products. Grants are intended to:
Public or private schools or school districts; economic development organizations, non-profit organizations and educational service cooperatives. See the Request for Proposal (RFP) below for more detail.
**Are you an Early Care and Education (ECE) organization? We have a specific AGRI Farm to ECE grant program for you!**
The MDA anticipates awarding up to $400,000 through the Farm to School Grant Program. The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has committed up to $125,000 to help schools meet the requirement for matching funds for equipment or physical improvement projects.
See the RFP below for more detail.
Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Apply online. For instructions on how to register to apply, review this tutorial (PDF: 867 KB / 8 pages).
Request for Proposal and Application (PDF: 338 KB / 14 pages)
** MAC Users: Please complete the form using Adobe Reader. **
All questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to Lisa Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions received, along with the answers to those questions, will be posted on the FAQ page.
Summary of funded grant projects
Lisa Sawyer, Grant Specialist
Ag Marketing & Development Division