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AmeriCorps Farm to School Program

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Host Site Applications

Now accepting Host Site Applications for the AmeriCorps Farm to School Program!

 

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is accepting applications for new and continuation partner sites across Wisconsin for the AmeriCorps Farm to School Program. For more details on AmeriCorps and the Farm to School Program, please refer to the New Site Application linked below. Additional questions may be sent to Kara Ignasiak .

 

Note: Continuation sites are considered sites that hosted AmeriCorps Farm to School members in the 2018-2019 service year. To determine if there is a current host site in your community please refer to our host site map.

 

 

Timeline for Host Site Applications:

 
  • April 19, 2019 – Notice of Intent to Apply Due to DPI
  • May 3, 2019 – Continuation Application OR New Site Application Due to DPI
  • May 3-17, 2019 – DPI Application Review Process
  • May 17, 2019 – Target Date for Grant Award Notification
  • May-August, 2019 – Host Site Member Recruitment and On-boarding
  • August 15, 2019 – Program Implementation 

New Member Enrollment

 

Enrollment for new AmeriCorps Members will begin at the end of May 2019!

 
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As soon as the new list of AmeriCorps Farm to School Host Sites is announced in May, recruitment for new members to join our team will begin. Mark your calendars because you will not want to miss this exciting opportunity!

To apply for an AmeriCorps Farm to School service position, please fill out our application when it is released in May and return it to Kara Ignasiak. A complete list of available service sites and positions will be listed in the application. 

 

Timeline for New Member Enrollment:

 
  • July 19, 2019 - AmeriCorps Member Applications Due to DPI
  • July/August 2019 - Members go through enrollment process
  • August 15, 2019 - Service year begins!
  • August 26-28, 2019 - New member orientation at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
  • August 14, 2020 - Service year ends 
 
 

Member Benefits

Full-Time Members:

 
  • Total living allowance – $14,000
  • Education award (upon successful completion) - $6,095
  • Health insurance
  • Child care benefits
  • Attendance to a professional conference
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and training
  • Student loan deferment

Half-Time Members:

 
  • Total living allowance – $7,400
  • Education award (upon successful completion) - $3,047.50
  • Attendance to a professional conference
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and training
  • Student loan deferment

 

Thank you to all of our past and current AmeriCorps Farm to School members.

This work would not be possible without you!

 

2017-18 service members

 
2017-18 Service Members

2018-19 service members

 
2018-19 Service Members

AmeriCorps F2S Contact

Kara Ignasiak, MS, RDN, CD
Phone: (715) 214-6080
E-Mail: kara.ignasiak@dpi.wi.gov or AmeriCorpsF2S@dpi.wi.gov