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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 2017 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

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Innovation Lab tests promising new models of connecting more kids in need with the federal nutrition programs. More breakfast pilot opportunities coming soon!

Applications: Visit nokidhungry.org/innovation for more details and to apply.

 


 

Summer Programming

Disney and Youth Service America are awarding $2,000 Summer of Service Grants to 26 organizations to incorporate youth-led service projects into summer activities. This grant is part of the Disney Summer of Service campaign to activate more than 50,000 kids to act as stewards of change in their community and create a brighter tomorrow. When kids apply their passions (art, music, soccer, science, etc.) to strengthen communities, magic happens!

Applications: Due by 5pm EDT on Sunday, June 4, 2017


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. There are currently no pilot opportunities available for afterschool meals. 

Applications: 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.

Economic mobility by addressing community development needs by investing in affordable housing, community revitalization, arts, and the environment 

Applications: May 8, 2017 – June 2, 2017

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: All grant requests must be submitted online between January 1 and March 31

                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 2017 grant cycle begins Feb. 1, 2017 and the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2017. 

                          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: Application opened April 26, 2017 and closes June 14, 2017

                              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: 2017 Summer Grant Cycle Application Deadline: June 2, 2017; LOIs due by May 2, 2017


                                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.

                                              If you missed the deadline to apply to the FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program, take a look at the USDA Grants and Loans that Support Farm to School Activities for other funding opportunities.

                                               Applications: The FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program RFA is closed 


                                              New Opportunity of the Month