Grant Opportunities

Action for Healthy Kids

Many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active and be better prepared to learn. Action for Healthy Kids currently has three available grant opportunities to help schools reach their wellness goals: School Breakfast Grants, Game On Grants, and Parent-Led Grants. Learn more here.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service announced two child nutrition grant opportunities: The Child Nutrition Technology Innovation Grant and The Administrative Review and Training Grant. State agencies administering child nutrition programs are eligible to apply. Applications for both grants are due March 5, 2019.

No Kid Hungry: The Test Kitchen

Last fall the national No Kid Hungry campaign launched a national survey on the state on innovation in our industry and learned that almost 90 percent of people think innovation is required to end hunger, but funding constraints and internal capacity often prevent great ideas from becoming a reality.

That is why NKH is launching The Test Kitchen, a concept accelerator designed to help organizations like yours turn their best ideas into validated strategies and promising practices. Organizations selected for the program will join a cohort of like-minded individuals and receive technical assistance and grants up to $10,000 to test their idea. The focus of the first cohort will be summer meals.

Organizations should submit a proposal that explains the idea they would like to test and how this new strategy or program might ensure that more kids receive meals in the summer. Proposals must be submitted to by March 15.

Salad Bars to Schools

Salad Bars to Schools provides funding for salad bars to be installed in K-12 schools across the country. The program was founded by the Chef Ann Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Start Foundation, and Whole Foods Market in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. Apply now.

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. Funding of up to $4,000 per year is available to eligible K-12 schools to jump start healthy changes. The next funding application opens soon.

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.