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Featured Grant Opportunities: More Grant Opportunities Available to Fund Better School Nutrition (VT, CA)

Funds are now available to schools in Vermont who currently participate in school lunch/ breakfast programs or wish to implement a National School Lunch Program. Grant funds are available as matching funds to support the purchase of new food service equipment that would improve a district’s ability to produce and store healthy food. Funding can also support purchase of Computer Point of sale meal counting and claiming systems to administer meal programs more accurately and effectively. Schools can request up to $3,500 per school and applications are due by mail on April 1, 2016. Find out more and view the application at:

The California Department of Education is also promoting better nutrition in schools through their Team Nutrition Smarter Lunchrooms Movement. This initiative offers grant funding to local educational agencies, schools, child care agencies, or nonprofits who participate in the National School Lunch Program and propose to implement Team Nutrition strategies with nutrition education. The full 2016 application, including information about the Smarter Lunchroom Movement strategies that are eligible for funding, is available here. $13,600 will be awarded to two school sites who will receive $6,800 each. Online applications are due March 7. Visit the CA DOE site for more information at

By Jen Adams

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