Funding Opportunities

WEBINAR – Funding Opportunities for Farm to School, recorded 10/22/19 – Hosted by Jiff Martin, UConn Extension, with Stephanie Richard of Mansfield Public Schools and Emma Rotner, Groton Public Schools

USDA Farm to School Grant Program – Due December 13, 2019

CT Farm Viability Grant Program – Due November 21, 2020

Sustainable CT – Community Match Fund – open application!

    • Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program for municipalities 
    • Schools/Districts are eligible for the Community Match Fund if you are in a Sustainable-CT registered town (there are 89 participating communities)
    • Projects should align with Sustainable CT Actions (e.g. ‘Hold a Sustainability Event”, “Promote Local Retail”, “Encourage Healthy Food Networks”)
    • Relies on crowdfunding online platform (ioby “in our backyards”)
    • Up to $25,000 one-to-one match!
    • Think food waste and composting projects, school gardens, indoor growing systems, buy local campaigns in your schools


Do you have a team that wants to build a FTS program in your school or district and you are ready to do some serious planning before applying for a grant? Check out the Northeast Farm to School Institute

Institute Participants from CT:

  • Naugatuck Public Schools (2019)
  • Groton Public Schools (2018)
  • East Hartford Public Schools (2017)
  • Groton Public Schools (2017)
  • New London Public Schools (2016)