School Meals Grants
Action for Healthy Kids is offering grants to support schools piloting or expanding alternative school breakfast programs. Grants range from $1,000-$3,000. Applications are due by April 6, 2018.
Eos provides one-time grant awards up to $10,000 to eligible Massachusetts schools/districts and charter public schools eager to make breakfast part of their school day by launching or expanding ATB BIC programming.
New England Dairy & Food Council is offering Fuel Up to Play 60 grants. Schools can apply for up to $4,000 for healthy eating and physical activity improvements. Grants open to all schools.
This grant provides for the installation of salad bars in school cafeterias. Salad bars are one of the best ways to make vegetables appeal to kids because they allow students to customize their meal. The "Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools" Grant is approximately $2,995 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Chef Ann Foundation's Get Schools Cooking program is for school districts that want to transition their food service programs from heat and serve foods to scratch-cooked foods. Through the program, school districts are guided through a two-year process to help them make the switch, and have the opportunity to apply for a $50,000 grant.
Summer Meals Grants
This No Kid Hungry grant opportunity is intended to help organizations expand access to and participation in USDA-supported summer meals programs. The grant program will provide funding of up to $5,000 to summer meal program sponsors as they expand access to and participation in USDA-supported summer meals programs. Applications are due by March 15, 2018. Geographic priority is given within a 150-mile radius of Hatfield or Westfield, Massachusetts. Grant dollars may be used for equipment, personnel, transportation, and other non-food program expenses.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released its annual Summer Food Service Program: Expansion, Access, Training and Start-Up (SFSP EATS) Grant for new and existing sponsors. The grant program aims to encourage SFSP sponsors to increase participation in the program by serving more children per day, extending the length of the SFSP, and creating new sites. The creation of new sites will increase program availability to participants not currently receiving program services. This is solely a planning and sustainability grant. Applications are due by March 9, 2018, all funds must be expended and services delivered by June 30, 2018.