USDA is Now Accepting Applications for FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Funding
We are excited to announce the release of the FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA). Please visit our grant opportunities page for more information, including complete application instructions and frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Target Fund - Target & Donors Choose
Target believes in the potential of kids, so they’re giving up to $5 million to fund students ideas. From school gardens to yoga ball chairs, Target is looking for school projects that help kids across the country live healthier, more active lives. This school year and beyond. Beginning August 1, DonorsChoose.org and Target will kick off a new partnership that will help students live healthier, more active lives. Full funding is available for qualifying kid-inspired Health & Sports projects with a total cost of $1,000 or less. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016 or until up to $5 million has been fully allotted. Award Amount: $1,000 or less. For More Information, Click Here.
Fuel Up to Play 60 - National Dairy Council and the National Football League
Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials. Applications will be available in the spring. Award Amount: $4,000. For More Information, Click Here.
US School Garden Grant - Whole Kids Foundation
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support an edible educational garden on the grounds of a K-12 school. Schools, or a non-profit organization working in partnership with a school, may apply. Eligible expenses include labor, tools, curriculum materials, planting materials, etc. Award Amount: $2,000 For More Information, Click Here
SPARK has some new nutrition and physical activity grants. Some are national grants while others are state specific. To see what is available in NH view the "SPARK Grant Finder." This easy to use tool will show you grants available in your area. The SPARK Grant-Finder Tool helps you locate funding for your Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity, or Coordinated School Health program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment.
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) awards salad bar packages to help school districts expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. Schools use the grants (approx. $2,800 value) to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal programs. As a managing partner of LMSB2S, CAF helps school districts through the application, fundraising, and fulfillment processes. We also provide planning and implementation resources for Salad Bars at The Lunch Box.For more information on eligibility and to access the grant application, visit the Salad Bars to Schools program page.
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) awards salad bar packages to help school districts expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. Schools use the grants (approx. $2,800 value) to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal programs. As a managing partner of LMSB2S, CAF helps school districts through the application, fundraising, and fulfillment processes. We also provide planning and implementation resources for Salad Bars at The Lunch Box.
For more information on eligibility and to access the grant application, visit the Salad Bars to Schools program page.
The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a superfoods company committed to bringing the health benefits of superfoods to every American. Together we have launched Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. These $2,500 grants assist you in expanding your students’ palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal of Project Produce is to provide funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or buy lunch requires additional funds. Project Produce grants can help you fill that gap. - See more here.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is your chance to make a commitment to healthy eating and 60 minutes of physcial activity every day. Make a difference for yourself and make your school an even better place. Go to the following link for the 2017-18 funding opportunities.
HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL)
The HealthierUS School Challenge Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC:SL) is a voluntary initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
The HNH Foundation makes grants to achieve five goals:
1. To increase access to children's health and dental insurance coverage.
2. To promote oral health prevention for children through age five.
3. To prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five.
4. To reduce and prevent childhood trauma.
5. To reduce food insecurity.
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Action for Healthy Kids
Schools need resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active. Action for Healthy Kids has provided $6.6 million in grants to schools since 2009. School Grants for Healthy Kids can help your school health team achieve its goal to make every kid healthy and ready to learn. Fall cycle applications are now being accepted until September 16 for the 2017-2018 school year.