A variety of organizations provide funding for start-up costs, such as insulated bags or grab-n-go carts, while others may offer dollars for capitol improvements, staffing and other costs associated with participating in these programs. This page provides some resources. We are continually updating as funds become available so check back often. Or, better year, sign up for our e-news so you never miss an opportunity. Be sure to check the “child nutrition” group so you receive relevant information.
The New Jersey Child Nutrition Program, managed by Reinvestment Fund with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers business planning and grants to childcare operators, community-based organizations and food vendors that participate or seek to participate in afterschool and summer meals programs.
This program, offered by the American Dairy Association Northeast, provides grants to qualified K-12 schools to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities. Up to $4,000 per year is available to jumpstart healthy changes.
The USDA, which funds federal child nutrition programs, periodically offers grants to schools and community organizations to help increase participation in federally-funded child nutrition programs, including school breakfast, summer and afterschool meals.
Action for Healthy Kids provides grants to help schools improve their students’ wellness, including breakfast grants..