This program provides funding for a Local Food for Schools (LFS) subgrant to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) during School Year 2022-2023. The goal of Maryland’s LFS grant is to facilitate procurement, distribution and/or storage of local foods. This is intended to expand local markets, with an emphasis on purchasing from historically underserved producers. The LFS project will build on existing initiatives by providing support to LEAs via grants for procurement from local, small, and socially disadvantaged producers.
Grant partners include Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of Maryland Extension, Future Harvest, Frederick County Farm to School, and others.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST