Produce at Agle Farm in Eden. June 18, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

New York schools can apply for $1.5M in farm-to-school funds

Cuomo: Program will help students and farmers

August 10, 2018 - 7:08 am

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Schools in New York state can apply for grants of up to $100,000 to help increase the amount of locally grown food on school menus this year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the $1.5 million available statewide for farm-to-school programs will help both students and farmers. Eligible schools serving kindergartners through high school students can apply for grants of up to $100,000 per project.

Projects can include the purchase of equipment that would allow more local food to be served in school or to employ a farm-to-school coordinator.

Applications from schools are due by Oct. 1.

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