10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms a state-funded program matches what schools, early care and education sites, and other non-school sponsors spend on Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and dry beans with grants of up to 10 cents per meal.
This year our 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan Kids and Farms (10 Cents a Meal) application is within our Next Generation Grant Application and Cash Management System (NexSys) application system, replacing MEGS+. In order to access this application, you will need to know how to access NexSys properly. See the directions on how to access and complete the application at this link or click the button below.
As part of the application process, the applicant must complete short, online introductory training and receive a score of 8/10 or better on quiz at the end. Complete the form at the end of the page and you will receive an email confirmation of course completion. You will need to upload documentation of training completion in the 10 Cents a Meal application when prompted. Access the training at this link or click the button below.
Early Care and 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.
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.
January 10 Cents a Meal Network Meeting- Application Walk-through
This is a recording of the most recent 10 Cents a Meal Network Meeting. Beginning at 20:45 there is a walk-through of the application. This is very helpful for understanding what the set up of the application is like.
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.