TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas State Division of Training (KSDE), the Kansas Farm Bureau, and Kansas State Analysis and Extension introduced Monday they obtained a federal grant that can assist them to deliver extra contemporary, native meals into colleges.
KSDE acknowledged they had been notified Monday that they had been awarded $96,648. It will permit KSDE to award subgrants by means of a aggressive software course of. The funds will help farm-to-CNP programming that features native procurement and agricultural training efforts. Precedence might be given to CNPs that serve no less than 40% of youngsters eligible at no cost or reduced-price meals.
The grant is a two-year undertaking that can embrace program years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
The funds additionally will permit KSDE to boost its touring instructional exhibit, Physique Enterprise, by including an agricultural training element.
America Division of Agriculture this 12 months awarded $12.1 million in Farm to College Grants, which is probably the most awarded for the reason that grant’s inception in 2013. Greater than $52 million has been awarded to help 719 initiatives throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico, in accordance with a USDA information launch. The initiatives are reaching practically 21 million college students in 47,000 colleges.
There are 159 grantees this 12 months, together with KSDE and two different Kansas organizations. The Recent Farm HQ Cooperative Affiliation obtained a planning grant of $47,216, and the Kansas Rural Heart obtained a $99,863 implementation grant.