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Oregon Farm To School Grant

Oregon Farm to Child Nutrition Grant

School Years 2019-2020 & 2020-2021

Welcome to the Oregon Farm to School Grant website. Here is an article in the Capital Press about the passing of the bill. For a summary and detailed description of all of the changes to this grant, open Changes to Farm to School Grants in HB 2579. Updated 8/15/19.

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If you have questions about the grant, please contact us by sending emailing Farm to CNP.

Oregon Farm to School (non-competitive) Grant for Reimbursement of Oregon Grown or Processed Food - the "PROCUREMENT GRANT"

Reporting for the Last Grant Cycle

Grant reporting was due September 29, 2019!

Procurement Grant Final Report Link This report is the Final report for the last cycle.

Getting Started

Welcome to the nearly FOUR HUNDRED sponsors for this cycle's grant!

Here is the timeline for the Procurement Grant. Subject to change - updated 10/1/19.

Here are the items you'll need to be successful in participating in the procurement grant:

  • Introductory email sent on 10/1/2019
  • Agreements: The process for the signing the agreements has changed. Sponsors will now electronically sign their agreement when they go into EGMS to submit their first claim from now on.
  • Procurement Grant Baseline Report (for new sponsors only)
  • Electronic Grant Management System (EGMS) page - for new sponsors download the EGMS packet here. Note: the two things you need are the request form and user packet.
  • Recording of NSLP webinar: We are unable to provide recordings of webinars on this website. In the meantime, you can view the NSLP slides from the webinar's power point presentation.
  • Allowable & unallowable items for the procurement grant: please refer to the NSLP slides in the bulleted item above, pages 30-34.
  • Recording of CACFP/SFSP webinar: We are unable to provide recordings of webinars on this website. In the meantime, you can view the CACFP slides from the webinar's power point presentation.
  • Attestation form that you watched the mandatory training webinar. Note: you only have to watch one of the videos if you participate in multiple CNP programs. You can view the slides in lieu of watching a video and it will count.

"Procurement Grant" Resources

Competitive Procurement Funds

There will be opportunities to apply for more procurement funds. Stay tuned and refer back here for details.

Oregon Farm to School (competitive) Grant for Food-; Agriculture-; or Garden-Based Educational Activities - the "EDUCATION GRANT"

The first phase of the education grant has closed.

Announcing our Second Round of Grant awards

  • Timeline for next round. Subject to change. Updated 2/12/2020.
  • Simplified RFA for Mini Grants ($0-$10,000) coming Feb. 26, 2020.
  • RFA for second round of larger grants ($10,000-$100,000) coming March 2, 2020.
  • An informational webinar will take place on March 3, 2020. Stay tuned here for the link.

"Education Grant" Resources for First Round

  • Electronic Grant Management System (EGMS) page - for new sponsors download the EGMS packet here. Note: the two things you need are the request form and user packet.
  • AGREEMENTS are being developed, check back here.
  • WEBINAR: A mandatory introductory webinar for grantees will be held on Thursday, January 9th at 11:30am. Links to the webinar were sent to the person who submitted the application. we will have a recorded version of the webinar that will be sent to grantees after the training is complete.
  • Attestation form that someone from your organization attended the training or watched the recorded version. This form must be returned before we can process claims.
  • Excel Claim form NEW 2/10/2020
  • Reporting: A Progress report is due on September 30, 2020, and final report will be due on September 30, 2021. The link to the survey to complete the reporting will be located here later next summer. A PDF copy of the progress report will be located here by mid-February so you can refer to the questions to collect the required data in order to be prepared when it's time to complete the survey.

"Education Grant" Mini Grants

The second phase of the education grants will be "mini grants" that will have a range of up to $10,000. the application process will be much more simple than the first phase. We expect to have something ready by mid-February.

We will post items for the Technical Assistance and ODA Infrastructure Grants as they become available

Other Funding Opportunities:

Please check our Resources page for more grants and funding opportunities.

Contact Rick Sherman for more information.

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