Using the Local Foods Fund
The Local Foods Fund provides reimbursements for schools to support the purchase of local foods. Schools can get $1 for every $3 spent on local foods!
Formerly known as the Local Produce Fund, the Local Foods Fund was expanded in 2021 to broaden the list of qualifying foods, increase the reimbursement cap, and allow for more sourcing options:
|Local Produce Fund||Local Foods Fund|
|Type of food||Produce only||Produce, protein, grains, value-added dairy|
cap per district
|$2,000 – $2,500||$5,000 – $5,500|
|Sourcing||Direct producers only||Direct producers, processors of local products, and distributors|
Visit the Maine DOE website to learn more and to file reimbursement claims.
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