RFP 0319 - New York State Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant Program


The Department invites eligible entities to apply for funding through the NYS Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant Program. Funding from the program will go toward projects that encourage the use of fresh New York State farm products in meal preparation for K-12 school children, reduce food insecurity, increase market opportunities for New York State producers, and strengthen the resiliency of our state’s food system.


Funding will support projects that serve multiple school districts, support their local community, and provide workforce development opportunities, and go toward the costs of capital projects, including services, expenses, construction, and repair of facilities and infrastructure.

Applications for funding must be submitted via the Grants Gateway by February 7, 2024, 3:00 pm* to be considered for funding. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

*Note: the deadline for proposals for this RFP has been extended from January 24 to February 7. Please see the addendum below detailing the updated timeline for this RFP. 

An informational webinar about the program was held on November 29, 2023 at 12:00pm. You can view a recording of the webinar here, and view the presentation below.