Grant Opportunities

Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (PBIC)

This grant is focused on helping high-need schools and districts cover the upfront costs often associated with the startup and implementation of innovative breakfast service, such as purchasing equipment, outreach efforts to parents, program promotion, and other related expenses.

Schools qualify if they meet the following criteria:

  • Either 70% or more students qualify for Free or Reduced-Price (FRP) meals, or else the school operates community eligibility (CEP).
  • Average daily participation (ADP) in school breakfast is at 50% or less.

Find what schools in your district are eligible for the grant.

A significant Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom grant awarded to an NC school district in 2012 spurred development of innovative breakfast programs that have spread to more than 80 schools. See a video about their success.

Get started at the Breakfast in the Classroom NC site. For application guidelines, click on the "Learn More" button under "Grant Criteria" and scroll to the bottom of the window.



Southeast Dairy Mini-Grants

Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) has grant funding for NC schools for any new program that will increase access to federally-funded meals, including school breakfast and at-risk afterschool meals.

Interested School Nutrition Directors should contact SUDIA Health and Wellness Program Manager Cami Lewis at or 678-822-2868.



Action for Healthy Kids

School Breakfast Grants are available to increase school breakfast participation by implementing alternative breakfast models like Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, or other innovative models. Deadline Monday, July 31, 2017.

Grant Specifics:

  • Grant award of $2,100 per school.
  • Schools to increase breakfast participation by 35% over baseline.
  • Grant award includes: technical assistance provided to all districts and schools to support successful implementation. Those schools requiring additional support will receive a site visit from an AFHK breakfast expert.  Districts with 5 or more schools will be invited to participate in a convening of districts in the fall to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and help build for greater success.

Eligible Schools:

  • Schools with 40% or greater of enrollment qualifying for Free and Reduced Meals.
  • Districts planning to impact multiple schools (5 or more schools) will receive priority.
  • Individual schools and smaller districts may apply.
  • Schools may, but are not required, to offer breakfast at no charge for all students.

Find the application and more information on the Action for Healthy Kids site. Find more information on Action for Healthy Kids in North Carolina.



The School Superintendents Association (AASA)

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has funding from the Walmart Foundation to support "Feeding Hungry Minds", the Association's alternative school breakfast program. AASA will provide funding for infrastructure (e.g. kiosks, insulated bags and other equipment for school breakfast implementation), and other equipment and supply needs around school breakfast implementation. AASA invites proposals from qualified school districts that possess the commitment, need, and capacity to participate in this alternative school breakfast initiative.

The deadline for applications is Monday July 31, 2017 at Noon EDT. 

If you have any questions please email Kayla Jackson, Project Director. Send completed applications to Kayla Jackson at

Find the application and more information here.

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