Summer Food Service Program Grant

Posted by on September 5, 2003

The Great American Bake Sale Grant Application

Share Our Strength will be accepting grant applications from current/potential summer food service program or after school meal service program sponsors and advocacy organizations that provide assistance to these programs from the following states: AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI from August 30th ? September 30th. If your state is not listed above you may fill out a registration to apply and Share Our Strength will contact you should an opportunity become available in your state. To determine if you qualify for these funds, please read the guidelines below. If you meet the criteria, complete the requested information on our website (see instructions at the end of the document).

The goal of the grant-making program is to increase the number of children participating in after-school and summer nutrition programs that take advantage of the USDA reimbursement or have a plan to take advantage of the USDA reimbursement. To this end, Share Our Strength will only fund organizations that are:
1. Current or potential program sponsors (those who administer the programs).
2. Advocacy organizations who help improve and deliver these two programs.
Nutrition program sponsors are organizations that provide meals, training, and technical assistance to site staff, monitor their sites’ compliance with program rules, and prepare claims for USDA reimbursement. Sponsors can apply for one of the following two types of grants:
? Start-up grants for the costs incurred in initiating and supporting sites.
? Expansion grants for the costs incurred in increasing program participation at an existing site(s).
Grant amounts for this category are up to $15,000.

Advocacy organizations work with schools, community organizations, local businesses, and a range of government officials to ensure that the nutritional needs of low-income Americans are met. Advocacy organizations will be funded to improve program access in the following ways:
? Work with program sponsors and administering agencies to identify and remove significant program barriers;
? Work with local partners to establish and expand USDA reimbursed Summer and After-school nutrition program sites; and
? Ensure that children have access to these sites.
Grant amounts for this category are up to $25,000.
These funds cannot be used to support legislative efforts.

Application or Registration Instructions
If you qualify based on these guidelines, please visit our website on or after August 30th to complete the online application or registration at
We look forward to reviewing your application.

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