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FY 2017 Farm Field Trip Grant Notice of Funding Availability


Monday, August 1, 2016

Announcement Date: Aug. 1, 2016
Request for Application Release Date: Aug. 15, 2016
Pre-Application Question Period Ends: Sept. 16, 2016
Application Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is soliciting grant applications for the Farm Field Trip grant. The purpose of this grant is to increase the number of District students who visit local farms. This grant is designed to support one or more classes of students. It is not designed to support the entire school.

Eligibility: OSSE will accept applications from Washington D.C. public schools and public charter schools participating in the Healthy Schools Act (2010) and community-based organizations applying on behalf of a school. Past award recipients are eligible. Multiple applications per school will be accepted; however, a maximum of two applications will be awarded per school.

Length of Award: The grant award period is 11 months.  

Available Funding for Award: The total funding available for this award period is $40,000. Eligible schools and organizations may apply for an award amount up to $1,500 per school.

Anticipated Number of Awards: OSSE has funding available for at least 20 awards.

The RFA and all supporting documents will be available on Aug. 15, 2016 on EGMS. For additional information regarding this grant competition, please contact:

Erica Walther
Farm to School Specialist
Division of Health and Wellness
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Government of the District of Columbia
810 First St. NE, Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-8940
Email: [email protected]


Related Content: 2016-17 School Year Farm Field Trip Grant