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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)

 

The time period for opting in for the procurement grant for the current biennium has closed. Here is a list of Oregon school districts that have opted in to the procurement grant

Sign up for our LISTSERV to be informed of any changes of this grant.

TIMELINE  - updated 9-8-2017.  

 

MANDATORY TRAINING  

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

Recorded Version of Webinar recorded Thursday, September 28, 2017

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS - Required items:

The deadline to opt in for the procurement 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 11-13-2017  - will be updated as more questions are received) including allowable costs  (NEW- Updated 11-13-2017  - will be updated as more questions are received)

Allowable and unallowable purchases (updated 11/13/2017)

EGMS is our Electronic Grant Management System, which is what you will need to access your funds.  This link will redirect you to the EGMS page where you can download the instructions to access.  Updated August 2018

Excel Claim Reimbursement Worksheet - required to submit costs to claim funds.  Updated May 2018

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)

 

The Education Grant has CLOSED.  We are pleased to announce the Awardees to our Education Grant!  

 

Sign up for our LISTSERV to be informed of any changes to this grant.

TIMELINE- Updated 12-8-2017

 

MANDATORY TRAINING WEBINAR 

This is a mandatory training webinar that all grantees will have to attend.  The live version has passed, but you can still view the recorded version. Updated 1-10-18.

 

RESOURCES

Attestation Form - to sign and return that you attended the mandatory webinar.

Grant Agreement

Allowable Expenses & Reimbursement Claim Procedure:  A document that explains the allowable and unallowable expenses and the claim procedure for the education grant.  Updated 1-3-18

FAQ document that answers most questions about the education grant. Updated 1-10-18

Reimbursement Claim Worksheet

EGMS is our Electronic Grant Management System, which is what you will need to access your funds.  This link will redirect you to the EGMS page where you can download the instructions to access.  Updated August 2018

Progress Report:  A progress report will be due on September 28, 2018.  We will place a Surveymonkey link here to complete the report during the Summer of 2018.  Here is a copy of the progress report that you can be print out and refer to in order to collect needed data that will be required to complete the survey.  NOTE: the report is downloaded from surveymonkey (as a pdf) and then converted again to MS word format.  Therefore, the formatting is off and looks a bit wonky from time to time.  This won't be the case when the surveymonkey is taken, however it should suffice to be readable.  

Contact Rick Sherman for more information

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

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