Farm to School Vision Grant

Download the 2022 Request for Applications here
Download a fillable application form here.

The fillable application is provided as a resource and cannot be used in place of the online application.

Important Dates
  • Application Opens: March 25, 2022
  • Deadline to Submit Application: April 26, 2022 11:59 pm
  • Award Announcements: End of May 2022

Program Background

Farm to school is a broad term. It describes a variety of efforts aimed at educating and engaging children and young adults on the connections that exist between agriculture, nutrition, community and health. This competitive funding opportunity is designed to support projects that engage youth in exploring those connections. We are seeking proposals that address specific challenges related to the interconnections between agriculture, nutrition, community and health.

This is a two-year grant with a maximum award of $16,000. Successful applicants will be required to provide a match equal to twenty-five percent of the total grant award. Matching funds can be in the form of cash, in-kind services or a combination of both. Cash match is not a requirement, but proposals that leverage additional funding will receive preference over those that meet the match requirement through in-kind services alone. 

Applicants will be required, through qualitative and/or quantitative evidence, to identify a farm to school related challenge impacting their community. Applicants will then need to demonstrate how their proposal seeks to address that challenge. Proposals must center youth in their scope. Strong proposals will:

  • Clearly articulate the problem they seek to address
  • Engage multiple community stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a high likelihood of success
  • Demonstrate an ability for the project to be easily scaled and/or replicated
  • Demonstrate the likelihood of continued impact beyond the grant period

Eligibility

Vermont Schools, licensed and/or registered childcare providers and licensed afterschool programs are eligible to apply for this grant. Both individual organizations, as well as consortiums are eligible to apply.   

Non-profits or community organizations that conduct programming in Vermont are also eligible, but must apply as a co-applicant with an eligible school, childcare or afterschool program.

How to Apply

*The deadline to apply for the 2022 Vision Grant has passed*

Applications will need to be submitted through our online grants management system, WebGrants. If you are interested in this, or other Agency opportunities, and do not have a WebGrants account, you can register for one here. We will begin accepting applications for this grant on March 25, 2022.  

Questions about this or other farm to school grants can be directed to:

Trevor Lowell
Farm to Institution Program Manager
trevor.lowell@vermont.gov
(802) 585-9186

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431