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Oregon Farm to CNP Education Grant (Competitive)

The Oregon Farm to CNP Education Grant is a competitive grant which eligible participants can apply for to teach Oregon students about Oregon grown & processed food. Typical projects include activities such as tasting tables, classroom instruction, farm field trips, video lesson production, etc.

Update: The Education grant Status:

The Oregon Legislature awarded $10.65 million to the 2023-2025 biennium for the Oregon Farm to CNP Grant, and the budget has gone through the approval process!  This means we will again be able to offer the Oregon Farm to CNP Education Grant for Food-; Agriculture-; and Garden-based Educational Activities. 

UPDATE:  This Education Grant application period has closed, and the applications for the FULL grant are under review, and should be completed in January 2024. 

We're pleased to announce the winners of the 2023-2025 biennium Education Mini Grants!

Expand the sections below to see more details.


Education Grant Details

 

9/22/2023- ED grant goes live!  

10/2/2023 - Pre-application training (application process/general overview) will be in the form of web-based training that you can navigate.  See Training Resources tab to access.

10/13/2023; 4 pm - Last day to ask questions

10/20/2023 - Answers to questions/requests for clarification issued (approximate)

UPDATE: 11/10/2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Completed Applications due by 4pm on this date

UPDATE: 12/12/2023 - Grant applications are are currently being reviewed.

TBA - Issuance of notice of award (approximate)

TBA - Mandatory training for grant awardees posted online

TBA - Grantees can start utilizing funds, provided they have viewed the training/sent in the attestation, have the proper insurance in place, and returned a signed a grant agreement.

Two weeks from the date of award notification - Deadline to declare advance (Request for start-up funds). Note: requries additional insurance

6/30/2025 - All funds must be spent by this date.​
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Pre-Application Training 10/2/2023 ​- Self-guided informational training for all those interested in applying for the grant​

Mandatory Training for Awarded Grantees - (coming soon)  ​



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

  • ​​Complete an Insitution ID Reques​t Form - An Institution ID number to 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 ode.institutions-request@ode.oregon.gov. You will be notified if there is additional information needed.
  • Complete an EGMS Access 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 ode.egms@ode.oregon.gov.
  • Complete a W-9 ​Fo​rm​ - If your organization will be acting as its own fiscal agent, you must complete a W-9. Please send the completed form to ode.egms@ode.oregon.gov
  • ​​Complete a Direct De​posit 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 web​page​. 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. ​

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September 2024: Education Grant Progress Reporting

September 2025: Education Grant Final Reporting







Link to apply for ODE ED Grant  NOTE: Click on this link to apply for the grant​. When you do that, you will be directed to a form to attach required Items. Requred items are Attachments D or E, and Attachment F. ​

2023-2025 Farm to Child Nutrition Education Grant RFA

ADDENDUM 5: UPDATED 10/31/2023 Application deadline extended

ADDENDUM 4: UPDATED 10/23/2023 Important clarification regarding eligibility

ADDENDUM 3: UPDATED 10/16/2023 Important clarification of release date for the mandatory training for grant awardees

ADDENDUM 2: UPDATED 10/6/2023 Important clarification of eligibility​​

ADDENDUM 1: UPDATED 10/2/2023 Important update regarding Tribal Schools and First time Applicants

Attachment A: ​Sample Agre​emen​t ​ 

Attachment B: Capacity Building Mini Grant Evaluation Criteria & Points

Attachment C: Capacity Sustaining Full Grant Evaluation Criteria & Points

Attachment D: Capacity Building Mini Grant Sample Application

Attachment E: Capacity Sustaining Full Grant Sample Application

Attachment F: Budget Worksheet

Attachment G: Sample Budget​​​​​​


Q&A Document for application of the Education Grant


Insurance Requirements for ODE ED ​Grants

Press Release from Last Biennium's Projects​  We get requests from people asking what kinds of projects we've funded.  This is a good way to get an idea of that. 


Resources for Claims:

Education Grant Reimbu​r​se​ment Claim Form​ (coming after the grant is awarded)

Allowable/Unallowable Purchases (coming after the grant is awarded)​