$100,00 Awarded to Farm to School Programs
The passage of Act 154 (H.969) allocated $100,000 in Coronavirus Relief Funds to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) Farm to School Program to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. VAAFM awarded these funds to twenty-two schools and registered or licensed child care providers for equipment and supply purchases that were necessitated by the COVID-19 global health pandemic and helped to support farm to school program goals.
Learn more about the Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program (VCAAP) in the VCAAP Impact Report.
- Eligible applicants were required to provide documentation, such as invoices or receipts, for any purchases for which they sought reimbursement. The VCAAP Farm to School Application covered eligible purchases made after March 1, 2020 and before the date of submission.
- Applicants were required to clearly explain how the purchases were necessitated by COVID-19 and how they supported farm to school program goals, which include local procurement, hands-on learning, and food and agriculture education. Examples of eligible items included improvements for outdoor learning and/or dining spaces and equipment for processing, packaging, storing, and serving meals safely.
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