New state grants to make it easier for schools to get locally-sourced food

Posted at 6:08 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 06:08:34-04

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.