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Summer Feeding Program Grants

Do you run a program for kids in the summer or know of someone who does? Would a healthy breakfast be a great addition to your program? Here’s a great resource from got breakfast? to help you get some funding. Grants are due April 15, 2011 so head over to their site to apply.
The got breakfast? Silent Hero Grant program was launched to encourage schools and non-profit organizations to expand the reach of underutilized child nutrition programs.

Are you a Silent Hero?
There are many recognizable heroes in society today from firefighters and police officers to nurses and school volunteers. But there are also unsung heroes that have also made a difference such as food banks, day care programs, local YMCA’s, School Food Service administration and many more on the front lines ensuring children receive a nutritious meal.

Who can apply for a Silent Hero Grant?
If you are a public, non-profit private school or 501(c)(3) non-profit that participates in the National School Breakfast Program you may qualify for the Alternate Meal Service (AMS) Breakfast Grant. AMS is defined as either breakfast in the classroom, ‘grab and go’ or any other alternate site meal service outside of the standard cafeteria lunch line.

Can I apply for a grant if I participate in the Summer Food Service Program?
Yes, if you provide breakfast as part of your program. Summer grant applications will be made available Spring 2011.

What can the grant be used for?
Grant monies can be used for mobile serving equipment, food procurement, staffing, promotional items and marketing. Other reasonable costs to secure the sustainability of the breakfast program may be considered but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

What are my obligations if I am awarded a grant?
The successful grant winners must sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating the funds will be used for the intended purposes. You must also agree to participate with any press release or promotional event with “got breakfast?”.

Reporting forms will be provided for your use to track and return to the foundation at pre-determined dates during the grant funding period.

Please read the Request for Applications document for additional information about eligibility, grant requirements and the selection process prior to completing the grant application. You will find both the RFA and the application form below.

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