10 Cents Grant Application Information

10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms is the Michigan Department of Education's competitive grant program that matches what schools, eligible early child care centers, and non-school sponsors of federal child nutrition programs spend on Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes with grants of up to 10 cents per meal.


The 10 Cents a Meal application will be open for a second round until February 25, 2022. Use the following resources to familiarize yourself with the grant application process or share this information with a school, child care center, or other community organization feeding kids—they may be eligible for funding!  

10 Cents a Meal Grant Overview

Overview of the grant program 

 

Grant Application Instructions

 Walk-through instructions for filling out the application  

 

Grant Application Guide

This guide provides helpful tips for 10 Cents a Meal grant application 

Frequently Asked Questions

Review frequently asked questions about the program

 

Helpful Trainings

Early Childhood Education Resources

This resource page contains ECE specific resources for the child care community related to the main objectives of 10 Cents a Meal procuring, preparing and menuing, and promoting Michigan-grown food, and planning for related educational activities. 

MI Farm to ECE Network Meeting

This meeting covers a step-by-step walk though of the 10 Cents a Meal application, an overview of what counts as local food purchasing through the 10 Cents a Meal grant, and information about how ECEs can connect with local growers and resources/directories you can use to locate farmers and local food sources near you.

Build Your Farm to School Program 

Check out this page for resources related to the main objectives of 10 Cents a Meal—procuring, preparing and menuing, and promoting Michigan-grown food, and planning for related educational activities. 

10 Cents a Meal Info Session for Farms and Food Distributors

This info session hosted by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network for farms and food distributors features a program overview of 10 Cents a Meal and perspectives from guest speakers who have worked with the farm to school program before. 

Buying Local: A 10 Cents a Meal Training for 2020-2021 Grantees

Co-hosted by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and Michigan Department of Education, this webinar teaches skills and knowledge for sourcing and purchasing Michigan-grown produce for child-nutrition programs. 

Webinar for Food Service Directors: 10 Cents a Meal Training

This webinar provides an overview of 10 Cents a Meal along with important information regarding FarmLogix and the reporting process required of grantee schools for 2020-2021. 

Webinar for Food Service Directors: Farm to School Education & Marketing

Watch our webinar below, featuring three 10 Cents grantees who share stories of successful district-wide collaboration on hands-on learning activities to support student consumption of local food in the lunch line.

Webinar for Educators & Administrators: Farm to School Education & Marketing

Hear from leaders in Michigan's farm to school movement about the importance of educator involvement in hands-on learning activities, proven to boost student consumption of local food in the lunch line.