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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 all dry beans with grants multiplying total meals served by 10 cents.
Improve daily nutrition and eating habits for children through local purchasing.
Invest in Michigan agriculture and related local food business economy.
Build and expand Farm to School Partnerships - including teachers, parents, vendors, and local growers.
Provide education and marketing, including meal promotion, nutrition and agriculture education, and promotion to families and communities.
- Section 31j MI State School Aid Act
- How 10 Cents works
- 2023 Grant Awards
- 2022 Legislative Report
The statewide expansion of 10 Cents a Meal between 2020 and 2021 resulted in the highest number of participating grantees to date. Read the evaluation report by MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (MSU-CRFS) Expanded Eligibility, Increased Impacts: 10 Cents a Meal 2020-2021 Evaluation Results - Center for Regional Food Systems
Check out our Farm to School Video Series, highlighting participating grantees, farms and partners across the state. Feel free to use them in your work!
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form
AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling
(866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed
AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
- fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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