New York schools can apply for $1.5M in farm-to-school funds

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Schools in New York state can apply for grants of up to $100,000 to help increase the amount of locally grown food on school menus this year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the $1.5 million available statewide for farm-to-school programs will help both students and farmers. Eligible schools serving kindergartners through high school students can apply for grants of up to $100,000 per project.

Projects can include the purchase of equipment that would allow more local food to be served in school or to employ a farm-to-school coordinator.

Applications from schools are due by Oct. 1.

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