This program is now closed. Visit our AGRI Farm to School page to find out about other opportunities.

The AGRI Farm to School Rapid Response Grant for Schools was a one-time program in 2020 to provide financial assistance to school districts to begin, diversify, and expand purchasing from Minnesota producers during the COVID-19 pandemic (summer and fall of 2020). We also offered a rapid response grant for food vendors.

Between these two programs, we awarded 39 grants for a total of $157,196 in CARES Act funds: three to farms and 36 to school districts.

School District Recipients

Listed by school name with county:

  • All Saints Catholic School, Dakota
  • Battle Lake Public Schools, Otter Tail
  • Becker Public Schools, Sherburne
  • Bird Island Schools, Renville
  • Bloomington School District, Hennepin
  • Brooklyn Center Schools, Hennepin
  • Buffalo Hanover Montrose Schools, Wright
  • Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig, Cass
  • Columbia Heights Public Schools, Anoka
  • Detroit Lakes School District, Becker
  • Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools, Clay
  • Eden Prairie Schools, Hennepin
  • Foley Public Schools, Benton
  • Fond Du Lac Ojibwe School, Carlton
  • Heron Lake-Okabena School, Jackson
  • Holdingford Public Schools, Stearns
  • Lake City Public Schools, Goodhue
  • McGregor, Aitkin
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Nay Ah Shing School, Mille Lacs
  • Minneapolis Public Schools, Hennepin
  • Moorhead Schools, Clay
  • New Ulm Catholic Schools, Brown
  • Northfield Schools, Dakota
  • Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, Scott
  • Red Wing Schools, Goodhue
  • Riverway Learning Center, Winona
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools, Hennepin
  • Roseville Area Schools, Ramsey
  • Saint Cloud Public Schools, Stearns
  • Saint Anthony-New Brighton School District, Ramsey
  • Staples-Motley School District, Todd
  • Success Academy, Hennepin
  • Wabasha Kellogg School District, Wabasha
  • Waconia Public Schools, Carver
  • Winona Area Public Schools, Winona
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools, Wabasha

Applications for this program are now closed. See the Request for Proposals (PDF) for information about the program.