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(Federal) USDA Farm to School Grant: Local Food For Schools (LFS) Grant

Most Oregon School Districts participate in the State-funded Oregon Farm to CNP Grant for Reimbursement of Oregon Grown and Processed food.  We anticipate that the State Grant just mentioned will continue operate next biennium.

However, we now have an additional Federal grant to administer. The USDA has given our State just over $2 million to administer a new Federal Farm to School reimbursement grant entitled USDA Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program, (or, the LFS Grant for short).  Again, this is in addition to our regular State-funded grant program that will be operated at the same time.

The USDA has made these funds available to our state with the stipulation that we don’t duplicate efforts already in place.  Therefore, we will essentially make these funds available to Sponsors for specific items that aren’t allowed in our regular State reimbursement grant.

LFS Grant Details

*Timeline is subject to change (updated 3/1/2023)

3/1/2023 - Grant begins. Sponsor may submit claims back to this date.


  • View training slide deck in the Training Resources" Section,
  • ​Click on the link for the attestation that you viewed the training.
  • Return the signed agreement

Then you can participate in the grant

8/31/2024 - Grant ends.​

Mandatory Training Slide Deck​​. Please view as your schedule allows.

After viewing is complete, each grantee must fill out a LFS Grant Attestation Form​.

Any questions can be sent to us​

New grantees will need to complete the following steps to have an award set up in EGMS.

  • Complete an Insituti​on ID Request Form - An Institution ID number is required to access grant funds. As a new grantee, we realize you may not know/have all the information requested on the form. Please fill it out as best you can and send it to You will be notified if there is additional information needed.
  • Complete an EGMS A​ccess Request Form (English) (Spanish​)​​ - This is the platform in which you will enter your claim amounts in order to receive reimbursements. Please send the completed form to
  • Complete a W-9 form​ - If your o​rganization will be acting as its own fiscal agent, you must complete a W-9. Please send the completed form to​
  • Complete a Direct D​eposit Form - The direct deposit form will need to be mailed to the address listed on the form.

All of these items can be found on the EGMS​ webpage. On this page you will also find a useful resource titled "New ODE Grantee FAQ". This document is continuously updated as new questions are received and answered. 

  • LFS Claim Form Updated 4-4-2023​​​
  • LFS Combined Claims File – If you have ever wondered what other school districts are buying with their LFS funds, you can explore the combined claims file​​​ (Coming Soon- as soon as we get a couple months of claims to share). The file can be sorted by County, School District, product, vendor etc. Costs have been removed due to proprietary information.​
  • Regional Procurement Hubs – Regional Hubs are focused on incorporating more local food in school meals. Contact your Regional Hub lead for purchasing ideas and resources in your area.

Any additional questions about Farm to School spending? Please feel free to contact us at​.​​​​