No Kid Hungry Breakfast, After-School and Summer Meals Grants

PLEASE SEE SEPARATE APPLICATION INFORMATION BELOW FOR BREAKFAST AND AFTER-SCHOOL MEALS GRANTS.

No Kid Hungry Louisiana

Breakfast Meals Grant Application Announcement

Purpose:

Grants will support schools with the purchase of approved equipment, materials and initiatives facilitating breakfast after the bell delivery models (such as breakfast in the classroom, grab and go, or second chance breakfast) in an effort to increase student participation in school breakfast. Please note that you must submit one application per school for which you are requesting funding. If you would like to request funds for two schools, you will need to submit two separate applications.

 

Eligibility:

Applying schools must either be implementing or be prepared to implement a breakfast after the bell delivery model. Successful models include collaboration of everyone in the school district; including the School Principal, Teachers, the Food Service Nutrition Director, and the Superintendent. All applications must have authorized approval by the School Principal and Food Service Nutrition Director.

 

Eligible Uses of Grant Funds:

The purchase of equipment, such as insulated bags and grab-and-go carts;

  • The purchase of supplies, such as trash cans and bags or other items associated with operating the breakfast program;
  • The purchase of technology, such as a point of service machines; and
  • The purchase of materials needed for breakfast promotion, such as banners and ads.
  • *As a general rule, we do not provide funding for the cost of food

 

Requirements:

Grant funding must be used for equipment, supplies or materials associated with implementing a breakfast after the bell program.

Approved breakfast after the bell models include:

 

Breakfast Model

Definition

Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast is offered/served in the classroom and eaten in the classroom.

Grab and Go to the Classroom, served at the start of the school day.

Breakfast is offered/served from one or more central locations at the start of the day only. Students have the option to eat it in their

classroom after the bell has rung.

Second Chance Breakfast, served grab-and-go style to the classroom.

Breakfast is offered/served from one or more central

locations. Students have the option to pick it up between 1st and 2nd period to eat it in their classroom after the bell has rung.

Second Chance Breakfast, eaten in the cafeteria.

Breakfast is offered/served and eaten in the cafeteria between 1st and 2nd period and students have at least 15 minutes to eat.

Grab and Go to Common Area (must receive No Kid Hungry preapproval)

Breakfast is offered/served from one or more central locations, and students must finish their breakfast in a common area before going to their classroom.

 

Application Guidelines

Before starting the application, please plan to have the following information available:

  • School level breakfast and lunch participation data for the most recent month of October and total school enrollment
  • FNS Director and application POC contact information
  • Breakfast model you plan to implement, anticipated start date, and when/where you will serve meals
  • Key strategies you have taken/plan to take to implement your program and anticipated challenges
  • Detailed budget outline of grant request

 

Reporting Requirements:

If funded, you will be required to complete a report on the following:

  • Quarterly participation numbers
  • Final financial report on use of funds
  • Final report narrative report on the successes and challenges of your program over the course of the summer

 

Grant applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Adherence to Eligibility Guidelines
  • Program sustainability beyond the grant funding period
  • Growth potential for breakfast participation

Maximum request amount: $5,000 per school

 

Application Due Date:

  • Subject to funding availability, we will have three grant rounds with the following due dates: 
    • August 31, 2018
    • Novembeh 9, 2018
    •  March 1, 2019

 

Application Access:

To apply for a No Kid Hungry grant, please follow the below directions:

1. Ensure that you are using either Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browsers to access our portal. Please

do not use Internet Explorer as it may cause unintended technical difficulties.

 

  1. You must first be logged in to our No Kid Hungry Grants Portal by visiting: https://nokidhungrygrants.force.com/. If you do not have an account, please first make sure to register here.

 

  1. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, please reset your password here or email our help desk at grantshelpdesk@strength.org. Please note that your username is the first half of your email. For instance, janedoe@gmail.com has a username of janedoe.

 

  1. You may review our FAQs and other helpful documents that address technical assistance and resources with detailed instructions for completing this application, by visiting our Help Desk Resources Page.

 

  1. To begin your application, please click the following link: https://nokidhungrygrants.force.com/FGM_Portal    CommunitySignupRejected?id=a0l41000004pS 5OAAU&ln=en_US

 

  1. Complete the application and click “save and next” before hitting “submit”

 

  1. If you are submitting multiple applications, you will need to click the link in step five again.

Reporting Requirements:

If funded, you will be required to complete a report on the following:

 

  • Quarterly participation numbers
  • Final financial report on use of funds
  • Final report narrative report on the successes and challenges of your program over the course of the year

Additional Resources

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Afterschool Meals Grant Application Announcement

Purpose:

This grant opportunity is funded through No Kid Hungry to help At-Risk Afterschool Meal (aka “Supper”)

sponsors expand participation in afterschool meals and extended day meal programs that receive

reimbursement through the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

 

Our overall goal is to help ensure all children get the nutritious meals they need each day. Our priority is to help sponsors maximize their ability to provide students in eligible afterschool programs with a full supper meal using the USDA’s At-Risk Afterschool Meals program, which provides reimbursement for each supper meal and afterschool snack served in eligible afterschool enrichment programs. If you wish to find more information regarding CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals, please

visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/afterschool-meals.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

  • All applying organizations must be either 501(c)(3) nonprofits currently in good standing, schools/school systems, local government agencies able to accept grants, or churches/tax-exempt religious organizations not required to apply for official 501(c)(3) status.

 

  • Approved to provide CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals for the upcoming school year. You must have already started the CACFP application process with your state agency at the time you submit your grant application. We will accept grant applications from organizations that have started the process and/or are awaiting approval from your state agency; however grants will only be awarded to organizations that are approved as program sponsors.

Program Eligibility:

The supper program must be:

  • Located in an eligible site or area, and
  • Served in conjunction with an eligible afterschool enrichment program.

 

Within the scope of the purpose above, the following programs are top priorities for support:

  • Starting new CACFP supper programs in conjunction with eligible afterschool enrichment programs.
  • Supper sponsors currently providing afterschool snacks supported by either CACFP or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) who wish to expand their program to provide a full meal in place of or in addition to a snack.
  • Supper sponsors currently providing a CACFP supported supper, looking to expand or enhance their program to help them reach more children.

Eligible Uses of Grant Funds:

Funding may be used to help with costs associated with starting or growing a supper program, including, but not limited to:

  • Staffing
  • Equipment
  • Program costs (per USDA guidelines, programs that wish to provide a full supper must provide some kind of enrichment programming)
  • Outreach to increase enrollment
  • Support to offset registration or other enrollment fees for low-income families
  • Transportation

Application Guidelines:

Before starting the application, please plan to have the following information available:

  • Historic supper and snack sites, and total meals, if you are a returning sponsor. Projected sites and meals for both new and returning sponsors.
  • Reporting contact information
  • Key strategies you have taken/plan to take to implement your program and anticipated challenges
  • Detailed budget outline of grant request

 

Grant applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Adherence to Eligibility and Requirements guidelines
  • Program sustainability beyond the grant funding period
  • Growth potential for CACFP afterschool meals and snack program participation.

 

Maximum request amount: $5,000

 

Application Due Date:

  • Subject to funding availability, we will have three grant rounds with the following due dates: 
    • September 28, 2018
    • Novembeh 9, 2018

Application Access:

 

To apply for a No Kid Hungry grant, please follow the below directions:

  1. Ensure that you are using either Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browsers to access our portal. Please do not use Internet Explorer as it may cause unintended technical difficulties.
  2. You must first be logged in to our No Kid Hungry Grants Portal by visiting: https://nokidhungrygrants.force.com/. If you do not have an account, please first make sure to register here.
  3. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, please reset your password here or email our help desk at grantshelpdesk@strength.org. Please note that your username is the first half of your email. For instance, janedoe@gmail.com has a username of janedoe.
  4. You may review our FAQs and other helpful documents that address technical assistance and resources with detailed instructions for completing this application, by visiting our Help Desk Resources Page.
  5. To begin your application, please click the following link: https://nokidhungrygrants.force.com/FGM_Portal    CommunitySignupRejected?id=a0l41000004pS 5TAAU&ln=en_US
  6. Complete the application and click “save and next” before hitting “submit”
  7. If you are submitting multiple applications, you will need to click the link in step five again.

 

 

Reporting Requirements:

If funded, you will be required to complete a report on the following:

  • Quarterly participation numbers
  • Final financial report on use of funds
  • Final report narrative report on the successes and challenges of your program over the course of the year

Additional Resources:

 

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No Kid Hungry Louisiana Summer Grant Announcement

SUMMER MEALS GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED - VISIT THIS SITE FOR 2019 SUMMER MEALS GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Purpose:

This application is for funding from No Kid Hungry to help organizations expand access to and participation in USDA-supported summer meals programs. If you wish to learn more about SFSP/NLSP summer meals and the summer meals program, please

see http://www.summerfood.usda.gov/.

 

Applicant Eligibility:

Applying organization must be:

  • A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization currently in good standing, and/or other organization recognized by the IRS as eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions

 

  • An SFSP or NSLP summer meal program sponsor for summer 2018. You must have already started the SFSP application process with your state agency at the time you submit your grant application. We will accept grant applications from organizations that have started the process and/or are awaiting approval from your state agency; however grants will only be awarded to organizations that are approved as program sponsors.

Program Eligibility:

The goal of this program is to increase the number of children participating in SFSP/NSLP summer meals programs. Share Our Strength endorses the following strategies to increase participation in summer meals:

  • Increasing days of service at existing sites. We will prioritize applications where sites add at least 5 service days during the summer.
  • Adding a second meal type (including breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper) at existing sites.
  • Adding new sites in underserved or high-need areas, which may include partnering with new organizations like libraries, schools, etc., and developing new mobile meal routes.

Eligible Uses of Grant Funds:

Funding may be used for equipment, personnel, transportation, and other non-food program expenses. As a general rule we do not provide funding for the cost of food. When possible, we prefer to fund expenses that will benefit your program beyond summer 2019.

Reporting Requirements:

If funded, you will be required to complete a report on the following:

  • Financial report on use of funds
  • Participation numbers (similar to information that is already required for sponsors to report for the USDA)
  • Narrative report on the successes and challenges of your program over the course of the summer

Selection Process:

Grant applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Adherence to Eligibility and Requirements guidelines
  • Ability to reach high-need populations and/or areas under served by summer meals programs
  • Growth potential for summer meals participation
  • Information provided in proposal describes an understanding of the specific needs in your community, and a well-thought out plan for your summer program

 

  • Funds requested are connected to the needs and plan presented in the proposal
  • Applicants will be notified of grant status within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline.
  • Grant payments will be issued after we have confirmed that you have been approved as an SFSP/ NSLP summer meals sponsor by your state agency, and after we receive your signed grant agreement letter.

Application Due Date: Summer Meals Grants are not currently being accepted for Summer 2019. Stay tuned for Summer 2019 Grant Announcements

 

Maximum request amount: $3,000

 

Application Access:

To apply for a No Kid Hungry grant, please follow the below directions:

  1. Ensure that you are using either Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browsers to access our portal. Please do not use Internet Explorer as it may cause unintended technical difficulties.

 

  1. You must first be logged in to our No Kid Hungry Grants Portal by visiting: https://nokidhungrygrants.force.com/. If you do not have an account, please first make sure to register here.

 

  1. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, please reset your password here or email our help desk at grantshelpdesk@strength.org. Please note that your username is the first half of your email. For instance, janedoe@gmail.com has a username of janedoe.

 

  1. To begin your application, please click the following link: https://nokidhungrygrants.force.com/FGM_Portal      CommunitySignupReje cted?id=a0l41000004pSAFAA2&ln=en_US

 

  1. Complete the application and click “save and next” before hitting “submit”.

 

 

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the application or breakfast after the bell implementation, please contact dglapion@strength.org or rjackson@strength.org or technical support, please send an email with a description of the issue you are facing to grantshelpdesk@strength.org.