Farm to School Vision Grant

Program Background

The Farm to School Vision Grant is a new grant opportunity offered by the Agency of Agriculture. With this opportunity, we are looking to support innovative ideas that address important farm to school related issues. This is a one-year grant with a maximum award of $20,000. Successful applicants will be required to provide a cash match equal to twenty percent of the total grant award. 

Program Purpose

The purpose of this grant is to support innovative and impactful ideas that have the potential to meaningfully address emergent issues in farm to school. Proposals will be judged based on a variety of criteria, including:

  • Creativity and innovation 
  • Ability to scale or replicate
  • Potential positive impact

Eligibility

Vermont schools and licensed or registered early childhood education organizations are eligible to apply. Non-profits that conduct food, agriculture and/or education programming in Vermont are also eligible to apply but only as co-applicants with a school or childcare organization. 

How to Apply

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 in early March of 2021. More information will be available here in coming weeks. 

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                  802.522.7811
  • 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