How We Can Help

Wonder if you have what it takes to go after grant funding? Don’t hesitate! We can help guide you through the application process through one-on-one support, office hours, webinars and more.

One-On-One Support

Our State Leads in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana are key parts of their local farm-to-school networks. They can help:

  • Develop project ideas
  • Form and manage partnerships
  • Connect with resources
  • Answer questions about your application
  • Strengthen your grant-writing by reviewing and/or editing your application
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Visit our video library

Recorded webinars and videos are available to help you understand the grants and learn how to create a strong application.

Office Hours

Drop in during our virtual office hours to learn more about financial compliance requirements. You can also connect with your State Lead for additional support

Compliance Support

Online help with federal grant qualifications

Mariela Medina with the Illinois Public Health Institute can help you understand federal grant compliance, including:

  • Determining whether your organization can be a lead applicant
  • Registering with the System for Award Management government contracting system (sam.gov)
  • Ensuring proper management practices
  • Fulfilling other grant requirements

Office hours in English or Spanish

Mondays and Wednesdays, February 1 to April 30
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST | Zoom Link

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 1 to April 30
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CST | Zoom Link

By appointment. Email or call (224) 347-4987.