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Child Nutrition Program Grant Opportunities

For organizations operating Child Nutrition Programs, including School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program, a grant can be leveraged to expand organizational capacity, invest in equipment, provide quality programming, and improve meal quality. Supplemental funding can play a vital role in program expansion- ensuring that every child has the opportunity to receive a free, healthy meal. Below is a compilation of existing grant funding, either directed at site programs and activities, meal programs, organization capacity, and program implementation.

Please Note: This list is only a summary and provides a foundation for funding opportunities. Some of the listed grants have not yet released 2016 funding opportunities and some deadlines have already passed. Please check the organization’s website for more information and additional opportunities.  

School Breakfast Programs | Summer Programming | Out of School Time | Hunger Relief | Health and Education Services | Physical Activity | Services for Women and Children | Organizational Capacity Building | Capital ExpendituresNew Opportunity of the Month

 

School Breakfast Programs

    Mini-grants to increase school breakfast participation through alternative serving models.

    Applications: Check with local No Kid Hungry campaigns

    Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Innovation Lab tests promising new models of connecting more kids in need with the federal nutrition programs. Current opportunities include two grants for increasing participation in afterschool meals and one grant for increasing participation in grab-and-go breakfast by offering a “second chance” model. 

    Applications: All opportunities are for piloting in the fall semester of the 2015-16 school year.  Visit nokidhungry.org/innovation for more details and to apply.


    Out of School Time

    Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Innovation Team tests promising new models of connecting more kids in need with the federal nutrition programs.  Their latest grant opportunity focuses on the Ambassador Model, which uses peer-to-peer influence to promote the afterschool meals program.  Student ambassadors will receive training on the program and have a chance to earn prizes when they successfully get more kids to try the meal.  

    Applications: Applications must be delivered by December 1, 2015. Visit nokidhungry.org/innovation for more details and to apply.


    Hunger Relief

    Providing access to food and related services in order to feed individuals, children and families.

    Applications: July 18 – August 5, 2016

    Implementation of hunger relief efforts.

    Applications: Reviewed quarterly

      Nutrition and food security.

      Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis; reviewed quarterly

        Hunger relief and nutrition education.

        Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

          Implementation of hunger relief efforts and organizational capacity-building.

          Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

          These grants are focused on raising awareness of hunger and homeless issues through sponsorship of events, conferences, and community forums.

           

          Applications: Feb 1st and Aug 1st every year

            Provision of hunger relief, education, and health and human services efforts.

            Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis; reviewed quarterly

              Provision of hunger relief and healthy eating services.

              Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis


              Health and Education Services

                Provision of health, wellness, literacy, and education services for children.

                Applications: 2015 dates TBD

                  Implementation of innovative approaches to children's health.

                  Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

                  Provision of exercise, physical activity, education, and nutritional education programs.

                   Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

                  Focus areas: Every month, KIND supports individuals and organizations working to make the world a little kinder with $10,000. KIND Causes are meaningful ideas that provide a tangible impact for those who need it most.

                    Applications: Monthly

                    Provision of direct services for children in their classroom or community, health, education, and quality of life for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

                    Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

                      Provision of education, health care, and children's initiatives.

                      Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

                        Provision of programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), literacy, and higher education; human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs; the health and well-being of children.

                        Applications: Accepting LOI on rolling basis

                          Provision of health and education services for children and youth.

                          Applications: Accepting LOI on rolling basis

                            Implementation of educational, literary, cultural, humanitarian, and scientific programming.

                            Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

                            Focus areas: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment and Career Opportunity.

                            Applications: The 2016 grant cycle begins Feb. 1, 2016 and the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2016. 

                            Implementation and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

                            Applications: Reviewed quarterly

                              Provision of health and education services for children 0-8 years old.

                              Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

                                Provision of health and social services for children and women.

                                Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

                                 


                                Physical Activity

                                A competitive, nationwide funding program provides funding to help your school implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the 2016-2017 edition of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook. 

                                Applications: June and November 2016

                                The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on both an annual basis (Program Grants) and a continually rolling process (Safe Places to Play Grants) to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide.

                                 

                                Applications: 2016 Summer Grant Cycle Application deadline - June 3, 2016; LOIs due by May 27, 2016


                                  Services for Women and Children

                                  • Hunger and Homeless Grants

                                    These grants are targeted toward hunger relief programs, or temporary shelter/housing for homeless people or people experiencing domestic violence. 

                                    Applications: March 1st, May 1st, July 1st, September 1st, and November 1st. Agencies will be notified of grant decisions approximately two months after the due date.

                                  Provision of programming at children, families, and disenfranchised groups.

                                  Applications: Accepting LOI on a rolling basis

                                    Provision of direct and assistance to vulnerable children.

                                    Applications: Accepting LOI on a rolling basis

                                      Implementation of sports and physical activity programs for girls ages 5-18, in conjunction with delivery of the GoGirlGo! curriculum by qualified adults.

                                      Applications: Accepting applications on a rolling basis


                                        Organizational Capacity Building

                                          Organizational capacity-building for small nonprofits (budgets $50,000-$500,000). 

                                          Applications: Accepted on a rolling basis


                                            Capital Expenditures

                                            Funding for the development of essential community facilities for public use in rural areas and may include hospitals, fire protection, safety, as well as many other community-based initiatives.

                                            Applications: Check with local Rural Development office

                                              Focus areas: Provision of technical assistance and training funds to qualified intermediary organizations to develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.

                                               Applications: Check with Rural Development State Office RCDI Contact

                                                Planning grants intended for schools just getting started on farm to school activities implementation grants available for schools seeking to augment or expand existing efforts; additional grants available for trainings and events.

                                                 Applications: 2015 Dates TBD



                                                New Opportunity of the Month

                                                The Chef Ann Foundation is offering $2,500 grants to schools for Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools, a program that supports schools in purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables and showcasing them via planned lunchroom activities where students can taste fresh produce, and take part in nutrition education. Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis depending on available funding.

                                                Applications: Grants will be determined on an ongoing basis depending on available funding.