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Oregon Farm to School Grant

School Years 2017-2018 & 2018-2019

Welcome to the Oregon Farm to School Grant website. This is a new version of the previous Oregon Farm to School grant, so school districts will need to familiarize themselves with the materials below, as things have changed since the last farm to school grant.
Overview: The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden (made possible from Oregon House Bill 2038) grant enables all Oregon school districts to be reimbursed for purchasing Oregon grown or Oregon processed food items for the upcoming biennium (School years 2017-2018 & 2018-2019).
There are TWO grants, a non-competitive grant available to Oregon schools for reimbursement of Oregon grown or processed food (called the procurement grant), and a competitive portion for garden-based, agriculture-based or food-based educational activities(called the educational grant).
 

Oregon Farm to School Grant for Oregon Grown or Processed Food (the "procurement" grant)

 

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TIMELINE  - updated 9-8-2017.  

Rulemaking Process:
From the Bill language:  "A school district may not use these grant funds to supplant purchases of Oregon foods that the school district had regularly purchased prior participating in the grant program, with some exceptions which ODE will define in a rulemaking process."
This rulemaking effort is in process.   Here are the materials related to the rules:

 

MANDATORY TRAINING  

The live webinars have already happened.  However, you can still get credit for watching the recoreded version posted below.     

Recoded Version of Webinar recorded Thursday, September 28, 2017

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS - Required items:

The deadline to opt in for the procurment grant was September 15, 2017.

The following items will be posted on 9/18/17.  An email with links to this section will be sent to all sponsors then.

Agreement (updated 9-17-2017)

Attestation that you've attended or watched the mandatory training.

Baseline survey (ONLY for first-time participants)

 

RESOURCES

AWARD LETTER - Will be emailed to each sponsor who opts in.  There is a lot of information in this letter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document  including allowable costs  (NEW- Updated 9-27-17  - will be updated as more questions are received)

EGMS instructions and signature form (Electronic Grant Management System)

Excel Claim Reimbursement Worksheet - required to submit costs to claim funds

Check out our PURCHASING tab for help with local purchasing options

Local Vendor List - Excel spreadsheet with locations, ordering info.

GRANT REPORTING RESOURCES These are for your information only, so you can collect information in advance of what will be required on upcoming required reports, they are NOT meant for you to input any information on:

Progress report due September 28, 2018

Final report due September 30, 2019

Local Purchases tracking tool (for help with any of the reports)

Accompanying Tips and Tools for Tracking document for above local purchases tracking tool (read this first)

Oregon Farm to School Grant for Garden-; Agriculture-; and Food-Based Educational Activities (the "education" grant)

 

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TIMELINE- updated 10-6-2017:  New deadline and award dates!

 

TRAINING WEBINAR 

Log in information:
Farm to School Education Grant Webinar occurs several times. The live webinars have already passed.  However, you can still watch a recorded version:

Recorded Version of Webinar recorded Monday, October 2, 2017 Note: The timeline covered in this webinar has been updated.  Refer to updated timeline above.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS - Required items:

Request for Application (RFA):  a step-by-step guide to complete the application (updated 10/6/2017- updated timeline)

APPLICATION (updated 9/17/2017)  for education grant

Budget Worksheet

Budget Narrative

 

RESOURCES

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document  (Updated 10/6/2017) incorporates new questions and updated timeilne.

EGMS instructions and signature form (Electronic Grant Management System)

Budget Worksheet Example

Budget Narrative Example

Examples of Awarded Grants

 

Rulemaking Amendment:

The current rules are in the rocess of being amended in order to allow increased eligibility to certain groups, and to allow more flexibility in certain allowable costs. 

Materials for this amendment process can be found here:

Administrative Rules Amendment Process

Proposed Amendment Docket Memo

Proposed Administrative Rules Amendment

 

 
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Other Funding Opportunities:  
Please check our RESOURCES page for more grants and funding opportunities.
 
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