Foundation / Corporation
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK)
Grants of $1,000, $2,000, and $3,000 to USA K-12 schools and PTAs to create new or expand existing alternative student breakfast programs. Funding is intended to promote an increase in breakfast participation among students. Funded schools will also receive individualized support from the Funding Source (expertise and people power) to help implement a successful project that leads to sustainable change. Schools must participate in the National School Breakfast Program.
To be considered for a $3,000 Start Up grant, schools will:
- Offer breakfast at no charge for all students (either participation in Provision 2 or Community Eligibility Provision)
- Implement new alternative breakfast programming (e.g. breakfast in the classroom, grab and go to the classroom, etc.)
- Have a current breakfast participation of less than 50%
To be considered for a $2,000 Start Up grant, schools will:
- Implement new alternative breakfast programming (e.g. breakfast in the classroom, grab and go to the classroom)
- Have a free and reduced between 40%-60%.
Sustainable grants are for schools and districts to expand efforts started by previously funded AFHK breakfast granted schools for alternative breakfast initiatives. Schools will be awarded based on project, ability to offer breakfast at no charge, and impact of grant.
A school breakfast best practice is to move breakfast out of the cafeteria and after the bell. The following models are examples of alternative breakfast models:
- Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast delivered to classrooms; students consume breakfast in classrooms after the bell
- Grab and Go to the Classroom: Breakfast is picked up by students at high traffic location(s) at the school (not the cafeteria) and taken to the classroom
- Grab and Go to Other Locations: Breakfast is picked up by students at high traffic location(s) at the school (not the cafeteria) and taken to other locations (not cafeteria and not classroom).
- Second Chance Breakfast: Breakfast is offered at a later time or after first period/homeroom. Students may pick it up at alternate locations (not cafeteria) or from cafeteria (if all students have access and time to eat).
- Other: Schools can create other models. The best practice is to move breakfast closer to students.
Awarded schools will also:
- Schools funded for $3,000 will offer breakfast at no charge for all students. No-charge breakfast reduces stigma related to eating breakfast.
- Provide information to students and parents on the importance of school breakfast
- Complete AFHK’s School Health Index at the beginning and end of the grant cycle
- Join the celebration during Every Kid Healthy Week by hosting a family-friendly health-promoting event during April 2020.
Funds can be used towards the purchase of equipment, evaluation costs (printing/copying), incentives (no more than 10% of total budget), and food for taste testing only.
GrantWatch ID#: 179724
Nearly 200 schools will receive grant awards.
Schools will be awarded $2,000 or $3,000 for Start Up programs and $1,000 for Sustainable programs.
Funding is for the 2019-2020 school year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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