The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) 2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will award competitive grants to support projects that cultivate equity, nurture students, build climate resilience, and create scalable and sustainable change.
Funding Priorities: The California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will award additional points during the grant review process for projects that:
- Engage students from underserved communities
- Serve schools located among priority populations that are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
- Include small to midsize California food producers
- Include veteran California food producers, socially disadvantaged California food producers, and/or limited-resource farm households in California.
- Include California food producers who utilize climate smart agriculture practices, climate smart agriculture production systems like certified organic or transitioning to certified organic, or other regenerative strategies that increase resilience to climate change, improve the health of communities and soil, protect water and air quality, increase biodiversity, and help store carbon in the soil.
There are four funding tracks for this program. Grant amount and eligibility varies by track. There is no match requirement.