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Action for Healthy Kids: School Breakfast Grants

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Schools need resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active. School Breakfast Grants are awarded to schools to support increased breakfast participation. Schools may apply to pilot or expand their school breakfast programs, including alternative and/or universal (breakfast at no cost) programming.

Key grant requirements include:

  • Schools must offer breakfast using an alternative breakfast model (e.g., breakfast in the classroom, grab and go, second chance)
  • Schools must offer breakfast at no charge for all students next year (2017-2018 school year)

Amount: Up to 500 schools will receive grant awards ranging from $500-$3,000. Breakfast participation is used as a baseline to determine the level of funding available for the school, as follows:

  • Schools new to universal or alternative and below 50% participation will be eligible for a start up/implementation grant of up to $3,000 (if applying for five or more schools in this category, the applicant may be awarded a lesser amount of $2,100)
  • Schools who are currently implementing universal and alternative models and participation between 60%-75% are eligible for a marketing/promotions grant of $1,000
  • Schools who are currently implementing universal and alternative models and having a participation between 75% and 90% are eligible for a family engagement/sustainability grant of $500

Eligibility: Funding is available to: schools (in any state) that participate in the National School Breakfast Program and one school or multiple schools in a district. Schools must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Schools new to universal or alternative that have below 50% breakfast participation
  • Schools currently implementing universal and alternative models that are having a a breakfast participation between 60-90%

If a school is interested, but does not fall into the above categories, it has an option to send additional information and reach out to Action for Healthy Kids through a contact form at the end of the School Breakfast Grant eligibility quiz (link below).

Link: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants

Note: A webinar will be held on February 22, 2017.

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