Farm to School Grants

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) supports Farm to School and other Farm to Institution efforts through a variety of initiatives.  These efforts aim to increase agricultural literacy, strengthen markets for Vermont grown and produced products, improve equitable access to nutritious food, and celebrate Vermont’s agricultural identity. 

Follow the links below to learn more about which Farm to School grant may be right for you:


Afterschool Advocacy Week – 2/8 – 2/12

Join Vermont Afterschool for a week-long array of online opportunities to advance afterschool, summer learning, and third space policy in Vermont. All are welcome to join.

Advocacy activities will include offering testimony at a public budget hearing, providing public comments to the Universal Afterschool Task force, setting up virtual meetings with local legislators and youth ambassadors, and more.

In advance of Afterschool Advocacy Week, Vermont Afterschool is also hosting a Virtual Field Forum on Thursday, February 4, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, where you can hear more about their policy goals, find out ways to get involved, and to add your voice to this important conversation.

Register online today!


Join the Team at Hunger Free Vermont

Hunger Free Vermont is hiring a Universal School Meals Campaign Manager to join the team working to make Vermont the first state in the nation to provide universal school meals, making school breakfast and lunch available to all public school students in Vermont at no charge to them or their caregivers. 

Find more information about the position and the application process on Hunger Free Vermont’s website. Applications will be accepted through February 17.


The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition formed in 2000 of early childhood professionals, parents, organizations, businesses, and strategic partners committed to improving public policies that impact young children between birth and age eight in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

The Alliance crafts an annual Legislative Agenda in partnership with early childhood organizations, provides year-round advocacy support, and facilitates meaningful interactions with policymakers at key times during the decision making process.


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The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund.

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