The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) has administered the Vermont Farm to School and Early Childcare Grant Program since 2006. Enabled by the Rozo McLaughlin Farm to School Act of 2006 (6 V.S.A. § 4721), the grant program helps schools develop and sustain relationships with local producers, enrich the educational experience of children, improve the health of Vermont children, and enhance Vermont’s agricultural economy.
Since the program began, VAAFM has awarded 201 grants, investing $1.6 million in state funds and an additional $569,410 in federal and foundation funds in 191 schools and 117 early childhood education programs.
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