The Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools is a pilot program meant to encourage every Alaskan school district to purchase nutritious Alaska Grown produce, seafood, or aquatic protein. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs (DCCED, DCRA) will administer the allocation and distribute the money to school districts.
Three million dollars has been appropriated for use in this program in FY13.
The sum of these two amounts equals the total funding available to each school district for reimbursement of purchases under this program. Click here for the list of school districts and the allocation amount.
Each school district is responsible for making its purchases and submitting a reimbursement request and documentation to DCCED, DCRA. The request and documentation will detail the quantity purchased, cost, and proof the products were Alaska Grown or caught/harvested in Alaskan waters. Once approved, reimbursement payments will be paid to the school districts up to the amount of the school district’s allocation. School districts will have until June 30, 2013 to request reimbursement.
Each school district will enter into a grant agreement prior to requesting reimbursement of funds. Click here for a sample grant agreement.
Food items which would qualify for reimbursement under this program are:
Join us to learn about the NAFS grant program. We will talk about the grant program process, eligible foods, the reimbursement form, tolls and resources, marketing, key contacts, and some common questions.
We will also be taking questions and comments about the grant program. This webinar will be hosted by the Alaska Farm To School Program and Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
Friday, September 14 (PDF format)
550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
P.O. Box 110800
Juneau, AK 99811