Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP)

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

NIFA requests applications for the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP) for fiscal year (FY) 2024 and FY 2025 to increase knowledge of agriculture and improve the nutritional health of children. The anticipated amount available to fund grants under this authority is approximately $1,920,000 in FY 2024 and approximately $1,920,000 in FY 2025. In FY 2024 the FASLP requests proposals for two types of grants: 1) FASLP Projects (FASLP-P); and 2) FASLP Technical Assistance (FASLP-TA). The FASLP encourages applicants to consider the full food system, including food loss and waste reduction for their FASLP projects.

The purpose of the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program is to increase the knowledge of agricultural science and improve the nutritional health of children. The program’s goal is to increase the capacity for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations or entities, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering higher levels of community engagement between farms and school systems by bringing together stakeholders from distinct parts of the food system. The initiative is part of a broader effort to not only increase access to school meals for low-income children, but also to dramatically improve their quality.

Duplicate or Multiple Submissions – duplicate or multiple submissions are not allowed. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.


  • Fiscal Year 2024: December 7, 2023
  • Fiscal Year 2025: December 5, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

Application to FASLP is limited to the following groups: state agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations, non-profit organizations, foundations, or corporations; individuals; or any group consisting of two or more entities described herein.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 7, 2023