We are proud to announce that Locally Grown Inc., under the fiscal sponsorship of Tampa Urban Benefits Farms (TUB Farms), has been awarded a 2022 USDA Farm to School Grant. During the upcoming school year, we will build a team in Hillsborough County focused on building a resilient and equitable local food system and develop a shared vision for farm to school. The planning process will identify opportunities to connect the Student Nutrition Services Department for Hillsborough County Public Schools and students to the local food system, streamline local food procurement processes, and provide education and action opportunities for students to learn about food and farming.
To learn more about the Locally Grown Project, visit our webpage.
Washington, D.C., July 25, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is awarding more than $10 million in Farm to School Grants to 123 projects across the country. Additionally, for the first time, the department is empowering states with $60 million in non-competitive grants to develop stronger and sustainable Farm to School programs over the next four years. Both actions will help more kids nationwide eat healthy, homegrown foods.Read entire press release
We applaud USDA for these major investments that support kids, School Nutrition Programs and local food systems. What an exciting time to be working in Farm to School!
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