Vermont Farm to School & Childcare Program reveals 2018 grant awards

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Vermont Farm to School & Childcare Program reveals 2018 grant awards

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has canceled the 2018 Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant Award Ceremony due to weather, which was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (March 14, 2018), in the State House cafeteria. Legislators and others will still enjoy the school lunch planned by Vermont FEED and the agency, as served by the staff at the State House Café.

The event will not be re-scheduled. Official award certificates will be mailed. The list of grantees for 2018 can be found below. Click on the image to see the 2018 Farm to School and Childcare Program Report, which was published this week. 

This year, 29 Vermont Farm to School Grantees from 12 counties, are being awarded Farm to School and Childcare grants. The Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant Program strives to improve the education and health of Vermont’s students, and positively impact the local economy, by providing Vermont schools and childcare programs with technical and financial assistance to develop and execute farm to school and farm to childcare programs.

Important information about Vermont Farm to School (click image for full report):

  • 65,785 students and children have been served by the Vermont Farm to School Program, through 174 separate grants to Vermont schools.
  • For every dollar spent on local food in Vermont schools through the Vermont Farm to School Program, an additional 60 cents goes back into our state economy by supporting local agriculture.
  • New in 2018, the Vermont Farm to School and Childcare Grant funded 22 licensed childcare programs. 
  • $1.18 million in state resources invested in the program has leveraged more than $500,000 in federal, private and foundation funds.

Farm to School & Child Nutrition Grants

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Addison Early Childhood Consortium Cohort

$15,000

Rutland City Public Schools 

$15,000

Concord School

$15,000

NewBrook Elementary School

$15,000

Riverside Middle School

$15,000

Harwood Union Middle and High School

$15,000

Childcare Equipment Grants

 

Springfield Area Parent Child Center

$1,000

Sunny Lane Daycare

$1,000

Lund's Early Childhood Education Program

$1,000

Four Seasons of Early Learning 

$1,000

Family Center of Washington County

$1,000

Little Mountaineers Home Child Care

$1,000

Hey Diddle Diddle Daycare 

$1,000

Happy Days Playschool

$1,000

Just Like Home Daycare

$1,000

Notch Day Camp

$1,000

Sunrise Family Resource Center 

$1,000

Brattleboro Centre for Children 

$1,000

Suzy's Little Peanuts 

$1,000

Gadapee Family Daycare 

$1,000

Milk Cooler Grants

 

Albany Community School 

$1,000

Bishop John A. Marshall School

$1,000

Camels Hump Middle School 

$1,000

Eden Central Elementary School 

$1,000

Fairfield Center School 

$1,000

Fayston Elementary School 

$1,000

Hyde Park Elementary School 

$1,000

Lakeview Union School 

$1,000

Walden School 

$1,000

Source: Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets March 13, 2018