California Department of Education (CDE): School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up or Expansion Grant
Deadline: March 25, 2016
Amount: $15,000 per school site
Eligibility: Local educational agencies with at least 20% of students approved for free or reduced-price meals
Funding is for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a (1) School Breakfast Program (SBP), serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve or (2) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), serving children and youth eighteen years of age and under during school breaks. School districts, direct-funded charter schools, and County Offices of Education may apply for one or both types of grants; however, only one type of grant may be awarded per school site. Private schools, residential child care institutions, and juvenile detention centers are not eligible to receive these funds. To qualify for SBP grants, at least 20 percent of enrolled students at the school site must be approved for free or reduced-price meals. To receive SFSP grants, the site must meet program eligibility criteria. The Budget Act allows the California Department of Education to award grants only to school districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools. Site must not have previously been awarded a grant for an SBP or SFSP within the past three years. Recipients will receive 90 percent of the funding at the time of award with the remaining 10 percent awarded upon approval of all invoices. The CDE will recover funds from agencies that do not submit invoices for approved budget items within the award time frame.
If you are interested in this grant for your district or entity, please contact us directly at 323-728-9002 or visit our website at www.californiaconsulting.org.