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Supports Minnesota school districts and child care providers in the processing of Minnesota agricultural products. Grants are intended to:
Public or private schools or school districts; child care providers; economic development organizations, non-profit organizations and educational service cooperatives. See the RFP for more detail.
The MDA anticipates awarding up to $500,000 through the Minnesota 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 and child care providers meet the requirement for matching funds for equipment or physical improvement projects.
See the RFP for more detail.
Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
Apply online. For instructions on how to register to apply, review this tutorial (PDF: 867 KB / 8 pages).
Request for Proposal and Application (PDF: 306 KB / 14 pages)
** MAC Users: Please complete the form using Adobe Reader. **
See an example of a completed Farm to School application (PDF: 375 KB / 8 pages)
All questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to Ashley Bress at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions received, along with the answers to those questions, will be posted on the FAQ page.
Summary of Fiscal year 2015 funded grant projects
Ashley Bress, Program Administrator
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com