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.

Action For Healthy Kids

School Breakfast for Healthy Kids grants provide funding and technical assistance for schools and districts to implement new alternative breakfast programming. Funding will be awarded in the following manner:
$3,000/school: To be considered for $3,000, 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)
  • Have a current breakfast participation of less than 50%
 $2,000/school: To be considered for $2,000, schools will:
  • Implement new alternative breakfast programming (e.g. breakfast in the classroom, grab and go to the classroom)
All awarded schools will implement a new alternative breakfast model.
Head to the Action For Healthy Kids website to review the application guide and register for the upcoming webinar. 

The Dairy Alliance Mini-Grants

The Dairy Alliance (formerly Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, or 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 Health and Wellness Program Manager Cami Lewis at or 678-822-2868.

$25,000 Grants Available for Out-of-School Time Programs from the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds from the Walmart Foundation to support children's health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. Grants in 2018 will focus on three main goals:

  1. Increasing the number of healthy meals children receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) during out-of-school times;
  2. Providing evidence-based nutrition literacy to children and families that creates behavior change, including increased consumption of fruits and vegetables; and
  3. Implementing healthy living practices and policies aligned with the evidence-based healthy eating and physical activity standards that increase access to healthier foods and support a healthy environment.

Applications are due at 11:59PM EST on Friday, March 16, 2018 and must be submitted online.

Learn more and get started at the NRPA grants page.