FNS is hosting an informational Webinar
to introduce its first ever Web-Based Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals
! This new model application incorporates research-backed design features intended to reduce applicant error that can lead to improper over-certification or mistaken denial of program benefits. It was built to illustrate and advance the development of integrity-focused, user accessible, web-based application design.
During this session, FNS will provide a walkthrough of the application’s layout and design features and highlight how the application’s downloadable, open source program code (free-to-use) may be modified for use by any school district, State agency, or software vendor. Ongoing technical assistance and support activities will also be discussed, including time for audience Q+A.
If you haven’t yet marked your calendar, USDA is accepting applications for their annual Farm to School Grant program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015!
Final applications are due at 9pm Pacific on April 30th, 2014, which makes March and April a busy time for Farm to School advocates. Many of you are seeking information and insight about how to obtain one of these highly valuable and extremely competitive grants. Read below for tips on how to fully take advantage of this opportunity!