Farm to School Training and Technical Assistance

The Farm to School program (10.575) exists in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.

Training and technical assistance grants allow cooperative agreements to be
established for the development and review of training and technical assistance materials, and the delivery of training and technical assistance.
Related Programs10.575 Farm to School Grant Program

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Agriculture, Oregon Department Of $ 93,973   2016-04-012018-06-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The purpose of the Farm to School program?s technical assistance activities is ?to facilitate the coordination and sharing of information and resources in the Department that may be applicable to the farm to school program; to collect and share information on best practices; and to disseminate research and data on existing farm to school programs and the potential for programs in underserved areas.'.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Cooperative Agreements; Dissemination of Technical Information; Training; Materials Review; Materials Creation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible entities, and therefore beneficiaries, include schools, Indian Tribal Organizations, non profit organizations, schools, producer and producer groups and State and local agencies. The Farm to School program exists in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. This program allows cooperative agreements to be established for the development and review of training and technical assistance materials, and the delivery of training and technical assistance.

Credentials/Documentation

Non profit organizations will be required to submit proof of non profit status. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

A cooperative agreement or contract is executed.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 243 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to establish a Farm to School program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. , Section 243.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

From 30 to 60 days.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

N/A. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The project reports are outlined with the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement or contract.

The project reports are outlined with the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement or contract.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The project financial reports are outlined with the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement or contract.

The project progress and financial reports are outlined in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement or contract.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The audit procedure are outlined in the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement or contract.

Records

The awardee must maintain records in accordance with the grant agreement. Such records must be retained for a period of three years after the date of submission of the final report for the fiscal year to which the records pertain.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3539-0-1-605.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $1,000,000; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - This funding was available only in FY 16.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Mieka Sanderson 1400 Independece Ave., Washington, District of Columbia 29815 Email: mieka.sanderson@fns.usda.gov Phone: 631-384-6502

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.




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