Support early care and education organizations in the processing of Minnesota agricultural products. Grants are intended to:
Early care and education providers that are enrolled in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). See the Request for Proposals (RFP) for more detail.
**Are you a school or school district? We have a specific AGRI Farm to School grant program for you!**
The MDA anticipates awarding up to $400,000 through the Farm Early Care and Education and Farm to School Grant Programs. The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has committed up to $125,000 to help schools meet the requirement for matching funds for equipment or physical improvement projects.
See the RFP below for more detail.
Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
For instructions on how to register to apply, review this tutorial (PDF: 867 KB / 8 pages).
Request for Proposal (RFP) and Fillable Application (PDF: 340 KB / 14 pages)
** MAC Users: Please complete the form using Adobe Reader. **
See an example of a completed Farm to Early Care and Education application (PDF: 67 KB / 9 pages)
All questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to Lisa Sawyer at email@example.com. All questions received, along with the answers to those questions, will be posted on the FAQ page.
Lisa Sawyer, Program Administrator
Ag Marketing & Development Division