Grant opportunities for a school with a micro farm

Asked June 5, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT

Hello, I'm writing to ask if you know of any grant opportunities that our Charter School Micro-Farm may be able to apply for. Avon Grove Charter School (www.agcharter.org, quick links on the left "AGCS Micro Farm") has grown an extensive program over the past 4 years as you will see from our website. Our chief fundraiser has left the school and I'm trying to fill some big shoes! Any leads would appreciated!

Chester County Pennsylvania

1 Response

the grant process can be very competitive.

The USDA has a specific program intended for these type requests.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school

Another possibility is NE-SARE. These programs are geared more towards commercial production but may have some opportunity for your programs.

http://www.nesare.org/

I would also touch base with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Market Development, bureau director Lela Reichart

http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/AgWebsite/OrganizationDetail.aspx?name=Bureau-of-Market-Development&navid=34&parentnavid=0&orgid=14&