Funding Opportunities with Second Harvest Heartland

funding opportunitiesSecond Harvest Heartland, in partnership with No Kid Hungry, is pleased to offer grant opportunities to school and community partners in Minnesota that promote increased participation in the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

These dollars can be applied (but not limited) to:

  • Meal model changes
    • Equipment investments
    • Start-up staffing costs
    • Staff training
  • Adding a dinner and/or snack program through CACFP
  • Investment in equipment and program materials to expand summer meal sites
  • Program outreach and educational materials for all programs

Note that funds generally are not applied to the cost of food, since food costs are reimbursed through the programs.

Current Grant Information

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

The RFP for SFSP Summer 2020 will be open from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 17.

This grant will be available to new and returning SFSP and SSO Sponsors in Second harvest Heartland's Service Area. Funds must be applied to sites that operate as “open.” Dollars can be applied to costs such as equipment upgrades, activities for youth, outreach material, etc. Applications that demonstrate intentions of increasing participation will be given priority. Please see our SFSP webpage for examples of how previous grantees have applied their funding.

The RFP will be posted here when available. If you have any questions, please contact JoAnna Lund, jlund@2harvest.org.

National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) Breakfast After the Bell

RFP is not currently open. Please check back later.

This grant is available to schools and school districts in Minnesota that are implementing or are prepared to implement a Breakfast After the Bell delivery model, such as breakfast in the classroom, grab and go, or second chance breakfast. In an effort to increase student participation in the NSBP, grants will support schools with costs including approved equipment, materials, and staff support to facilitate Breakfast After the Bell delivery models. Please refer back to this page for updated RFP timelines. Any questions can be directed to SHH Director of Programs Theresa McCormick, tmccormick@2harvest.org.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

RFP is not currently open. Please check back later.

This grant is available to Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools or school systems, local government agencies able to accept grants, or tax exempt religious organizations. Grants will support CACFP Sponsors to expand participation in afterschool meals and extended day meal programs that receive reimbursement through the USDA’s Child and Adult Food Care Program. Afterschool meal programs must be located in an eligible area and served in conjunction with an eligible afterschool enrichment program. Any questions can be directed to SHH Director of Programs Theresa McCormick, tmccormick@2harvest.org.

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