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May - Upcoming Farm to School Grant Opportunities

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Plant to Grant Challenge

Deadline: May 7, 2023

This Plant a Seed Day, Big Green is awarding grants to nonprofits that activate their communities to plant seeds. A $25,000 grant will be given to the organization with the most pledges, and five $5,000 grants will be selected randomly. 

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Cooperative Agreements for School-Based Trauma-Informed Support Services and Mental Health Care for Children and Youth

Deadline: May 8, 2023

The purpose of this program is to increase student access to evidence-based and culturally relevant trauma support services and mental health care by developing innovative initiatives, activities, and programs to link local school systems with local trauma-informed support and mental health systems, including those under the Indian Health Service. With this program, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) aims to further enhance and improve trauma-informed support and mental health services for children and youth. Eligibility is statutorily limited to State Education Agencies, Local Educational Agencies, and Indian Tribes (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act) or their Tribal Educational Agencies, a school operated by the Bureau of Indian Education, a Regional Corporation, or a Native Hawaiian Educational Organization.

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Healthy Meals Incentives Grants for Small and/or Rural School Food Authorities

Deadline: May 26, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Action for Healthy Kids have worked together to offer competitive grants (up to $150,00 per School Food Authority) for small and/or rural SFA’s to support their efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their school meals and meet the Healthy Meals Incentive Recognition Awards criteria. 

Learn more here.