MDE Introduces Two New Resources for 10 Cents a Meal Grantees

The Michigan Department of Education has released two NEW resources for 10 Cents a Meal grantees and prospective grantees. Find these and more resources on the Webinar and Training Resources page.

10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms Training

This training is a comprehensive course on the 10 Cents a Meal program geared towards grantees and prospective grantees. In this interactive course you will complete various sections on the overview of the program, how payments/invoicing works, the education & marketing aspects of the program, and additional resources to help implement the program as a 10 Cents a Meal grantee. The entire course should take about 30-40 minutes to complete and provides all the necessary information for grantees to get started with the program.

Garden and Donated Produce Guide

The Garden and Donated Produce Guide is a tool to help 10 Cents a Meal grantees invoice products from gardens such as school gardens and those run by 4-H or Future Farmers of America, school farms, and other programs that may be connected to grantees. The tool has national and state-specific pricing information on a per-pound basis for over 40 of the most commonly used fruits and vegetables that grantees serve. Using this information, grantees can assign a value to the produce they grow or that Michigan farms have donated. Grantees should use the figures listed in the guide when creating invoices for the produce and upload them in MDE's GEMS/MARS Invoice Data Submission Module. 

Questions regarding both of these resources can be directed to Wendy Crowley, Michigan Department of Education, [email protected]

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  • Melanie Tran
    published this page in News 2022-06-07 13:45:16 -0400