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Farm Field Trip Grant FAQs

as of Nov. 3, 2017

Q1: How do community based organizations (CBOs) select the schools or child care organizations with which they want to work?

Non-profits and CBOs should prioritize schools or child care organizations that have NOT previously received Healthy Schools Act (HAS) funding. Please refer to 2017-18 School Year Appendix A and or the list of eligible child care facilities located on the OSSE Farm Field Trip Grant website in the “Attachment(s)” section of the Request for Applications. Alternatively, a CBO may specifically identify a school or child care center, but must detail, in a letter of support, how this partner will help meet all requirements.

Q2: I teach at a local school. Can I apply for this grant? Do you have a list of eligible organizations with which I can connect?

As per the RFA, only an eligible non-profit or CBO with a 501(c)(3) status, in good standing, that can demonstrate expertise and success working with farm to school programs is eligible to apply. There is no list of eligible organizations so as to provide an equal opportunity and encourage a diverse set of applicants and partnerships.

Q3: Our organization does not believe we will be able to coordinate a number of schools and other farms needed by ourselves. Is it possible to partner with other organizations and apply jointly?

Applicants are encouraged to partner with other organizations to provide services required in the grant, but only one of the organizations can apply as the fiscally responsible party.

Q4: Could this grant be used to fund a field trip to a local greenhouse or nursery with native species or only trips to local food farms?

This grant only supports field trips to local food farms.

For more information, please contact:
Tyler Baer
Farm Field Trip Coordinator
Division of Health and Wellness
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
(202) 549-6646
[email protected]

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