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Michigan Department of Education adds additional Northern Michigan grantees to meal program

Michigan Department of Education adds additional Northern Michigan grantees to meal program

LANSING —  The Michigan Section of Education recently introduced an more 29 grantees for “10 Cents A Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms,” after reopening the matching grant program for a second software window.

10 Cents a Meal, Michigan’s state-funded farm to institution grant, delivers matching incentive funding up to 10 cents for each food to acquire and provide Michigan-developed fruits, vegetables, and legumes. 

The grant has absent from a regional pilot system in 2016 to eventually currently being offered to candidates statewide for the 2020-2021 faculty year. The hottest expenditure of $5 million bucks from the condition affirms the relevance of 10 Cents a Food in supplying new, healthy, nearby fruits, vegetables, and dry beans for Michigan’s youngsters. 

“One of my proudest accomplishments through my legislative tenure is the expansion of 10 Cents a Food, particularly in this article in northern Michigan and the Higher Peninsula. This system is critically-important in finding contemporary Michigan fruits and vegetables to our learners and we now have a total of 257 grantees throughout the state. I am thrilled to see Cheboygan Location Schools, Harbor Springs Faculty District, Inland Lakes Educational facilities, and Brimley Area Universities be a part of as 10 Cents a Food grantees,” reported Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) of Traverse City.

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