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In addition to their larger grants, Action For Healthy Kids will be awarding a series of smaller, $300-$600 dollar grants meant to allow schools to host Get in the Action Events. Get in the Action Events are any kind of event that brings the school community together around the wellness program. The Get in the Action website lists painting a mural about healthy themes, renovating a playground, or hosting a family health fair as possible examples. If you have ideas for a Get in the Action Event at your school, email email@example.com by April 12th with a 300 word explanation of how you would use the funds.
The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) and Winston Industries are committed to supporting school foodservice nationwide. Now in its sixth year, the Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant program will award equipment to one school district in need of improving its school meal kitchen facilities through a competitive grant process. Winston will be awarding 10 pieces of equipment through this competitive grant process to one school nutrition program. Equipment includes holding cabinets, holding drawers and thermalizers. Applications for the grant are now open.
Applicants must be current members of the School Nutrition Association and must be the person responsible for directing the school nutrition program of the school district. The application must represent the entire school district’s equipment needs.
The online application must be submitted by 11:59 EDT on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. For more information, contact SNF at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 686-3100, ext. 133. To learn more about the application and equipment available, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/scholarships.
The Massachusetts Dairy farmers and Fuel Up to Play 60 are partnering to offer a new grant for schools looking to augment their breakfast programs or implement alternative breakfast models. Schools may apply for up to $4000 to meet needs for equipment and programming. Alternative models such as Grab n' Go, Breakfast in the Classroom, Breakfast after 1st period, or Breakfast on the Bus will receive priority. Applicants can send an email to NEDFC@NewEnglandDairy.com to receive an application, and applications are due on the 3rd of April. You can also find all the information on the grant here!
Action For Healthy Kids is now accepting grant applications for the 2013-2014 school year. The organization will award grants of between $1000 and $5000 in order to help schools implement school breakfast programs. Massachusetts schools are eligible to apply for two different kinds of grants: the School Breakfast Program Creation or Expansion grant, which will allow schools to implement an alternative school breakfast programs such as grab and go or breakfast in the classroom, and the Universal School Breakfast Pilot Grant, which provides funding for a Universal Breakfast Program for multiple schools in a district. Action for healthy Kids will be hosting webinars where potential applicants can learn more about the grants on Thursday March 21st from 3-4 pm and on Wednesday April 10th from 4-5 PM. Applications are due on April 19th. For more details and information about how to apply, visit Action for Healthy Kids' grants page.
Project Bread's Site and Sponsor Incentive Grants offer funds to enrich Summer Meals sites through intiatives such as serving locally-sourced food, adding a nutrition education curriculum, or implementing recreational programming. Sponsors can also receive financial assistance for being a first-time sponsor or adding additional sites. You can download the grant applications here!
The USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is now accepting grant applications from schools interested in developing a farm-to-school program during the 2014 fiscal year. There are three kinds of grants available: Planning Grants, for schools looking to begin a program for the first time; Implementation Grants; for schools looking to develop or improve an existing program; and Support Grants, which are for non-school agencies working to support farm-to-school programs in their area. Planning grants typically range from $20,000-$45,000 while implementation and support grants range from $65,000-$100,000. The deadline for grant proposals is midnight on April 24th, 2013, and there will be a series of webinars related to the application process conducted in early march. For more information, visit the grant page on FNS' website here.
Project Bread is offering a culinary training grant to low-income districts to participate in John Stalker Institute's Back to Basics culinary training Workshop To Go series. These workshops are targeted to increase culinary skills and promote healthier, made from scratch menu options in Massachusetts school nutrition programs. The series will feature trainings in Fresh Vegetables & Fruits, Whole Grains, Meat & Meat Alternates and Dairy.