10 Cents a Meal Funding of $9.3 Million Secured for FY ‘23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2022 10 Cents a Meal Funding of $9.3 Million Secured for FY ‘23 Continue reading

10 Cents a Meal Budget Update - Fiscal Year 2023

Meeting its July 1st deadline, the legislature held a marathon session last week until the wee hours of the morning on Friday to move important budget bills closer to the finish line in preparation of FY ‘23. Included in the budget was continued funding for 10 Cents a Meal at $9.3 million, more than doubling last year’s appropriation! Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Newaygo and Muskegon Area Schools Among New 10 Cents a Meal Grantees Named for 2021-22 School Year!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, MI (Apr 14, 2022) - The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has announced an additional 29 grantees - including Fremont Public School District, Fruitport Community Schools, Newaygo Public School District and White Cloud Public Schools - for 10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms, after reopening the matching grant program for a second application window. 10 Cents a Meal, Michigan’s state-funded farm to institution grant provides matching incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes.  Continue reading

Freeland Community Schools Named 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms Grantee for 2021-22 School Year!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, MI (Apr 13, 2022) - The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has announced an additional 29 grantees - including Freeland Community Schools - for  10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms, after reopening the matching grant program for a second application window. 10 Cents a Meal, Michigan’s state-funded farm to institution grant provides matching incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Continue reading

10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms Announces the Invoice Data Submission Module is Live

The upload function in GEMS/MARS is open for the submission of invoice data for 10 Cents a Meal grantee. Submissions must use the template excel spreadsheet which was emailed directly to grantees, and be uploaded in GEMS/MARS. Michigan-grown minimally processed fruits, vegetables, and legumes purchased since September 1, 2021 may be submitted for this matching grant. The first set of payments will be processed for data submitted by April 25, 2022. Data submitted after that date will be processed with the next payment batch in August. Continue reading

Additional 29 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms Grantees Announced for 2021-22 School Year!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, MI (Apr 13, 2022) - The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has announced an additional 29 grantees for 10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms, after reopening the matching grant program for a second application window. 10 Cents a Meal, Michigan’s state-funded farm to institution grant provides matching incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes.  Continue reading

MDE Seeks Bids for Regional 10 Cents a Meal Support Positions

The Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) 10 Cents A Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms Program (10 Cents a Meal) is requesting bids for partners to provide regional support staff positions to assist with administrative tasks for sponsors.    Continue reading

Attention Genesee County School Districts & ECEs: 10 Cents a Meal Application Deadline REOPENED for 2021-22 School Year!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Attention Genesee County School Districts & ECEs: 10 Cents a Meal Application Deadline REOPENED for 2021-22 School Year! The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has announced that the application window will be reopened for 10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms, the state-funded grant providing matching incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes.  The 10 Cents a Meal grant application window will open on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 through Friday, February 11, 2022. Continue reading

10 Cents a Meal Application Deadline REOPENED for 2021-22 School Year!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 Cents a Meal Application Deadline REOPENED for 2021-22 School Year! The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has announced that the application window will be reopened for 10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms, the state-funded grant providing matching incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Continue reading