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 2023 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 fiscal year 2023. This RFA is being released prior to the passage of a full appropriations act for FY 2023. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or a full appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program. 

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 2022: January 31, 2022
  • Fiscal Year 2023: December 8, 2022

Agency Website

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 8, 2022