The Idaho Department of Education, Division of Child Nutrition Programs is offering grants to provide funding to Idaho's public and private schools and childcare centers to implement a hands-on educational garden program. The program will enhance nutrition education and classroom curriculum and will increase Idaho's youths' understanding and awareness of foods and nutrition.
A total of $30,000 is available to Idaho Schools and Childcare organizations. Grants in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to ten (10) Public or Private Schools and five (5) Childcare organizations. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2013.
For a copy of the RFP, grant application, photos of previous garden projects, and related materials, please visit the Child Nutrition Programs' school garden website.