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Farm Field Trip Grant Notice of Funding Availability


Friday, September 29, 2017

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Division of Health and Wellness
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Farm Field Trip Grant (FFT)

Announcement Date: Sept. 29, 2017
RFA Release Date: Oct. 13, 2017
Pre-Application Question Period Ends: Nov. 3, 2017

Background: The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Health and Wellness is soliciting applications for the District of Columbia Farm Field Trip Grant (FFT). The purpose of this grant is to increase the number of District students from schools and child development centers and homes who visit local farms. Farm field trips provide a hands-on opportunity for students to understand how a variety of foods are cultivated, learn about the importance of consuming locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, and explore the landscape within and around the District as a space for growing and raising food.

Eligibility: OSSE will accept applications from nonprofit and CBOs with 501(c)(3) status who demonstrate the ability to engage with District of Columbia Public Schools, District of Columbia Public Charter Schools, and Child Development Centers and Homes (specifically children up to the age of five years and that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program) from all eight wards of the City.

Award Period: The grant period is two years beginning on Jan. 2, 2018 and ending on Sept. 20, 2019.

Available Funding for Award: The total amount of anticipated funding available for this award period is $60,000. Grantees must choose to work with either schools (pre-K through grade 12) or child development centers/homes. One $40,000 award is available for working with schools; one $20,000 award is available for working with child development centers/homes. The RFA and all supporting documents will be available on Oct. 13, 2017 at http://grants.osse.dc.gov.

To receive more information or for a copy of this RFA, please contact:

Tyler Baer
Farm to School Specialist
School Programs Team
Division of Health and Wellness
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Government of the District of Columbia
810 First St. NE, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 549-6646
Email: [email protected]