Grants

Team Nutrition Training Grants USDA – Food and Nutrition Service. Team Nutrition (TN) Training Grants for Healthy School Meals offer funding to State agencies to establish or enhance sustainable infrastructures for implementing Team Nutrition. State agencies (SA) that administer the National School Lunch Program and/or the Child and Adult Care Food Program are eligible to apply for a TN Training Grant.

Love Your Veggies School Grant Program Hidden Valley – A nationwide school lunch campaign sponsored by Hidden Valley awarding grants to elementary schools. Each grant award will support a school in developing a vegetable program offering fresh produce.

Champions for Healthy Kids (General Mills Foundation) – The General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, developed the Champions for Healthy Kids grant program in 2002. Each year since inception, the General Mills Foundation awards 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups, including schools, who develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.

HealthierUS School Challenge -The Illinois NET Program is pleased to announce that we will award thirteen competitive mini-grants of $3,500 to elementary and secondary schools that wish to participate in the HUSSC. The grants are made possible through a USDA Team Nutrition Training grant. The HUSSC is a voluntary recognition program from the USDA that recognizes schools across the nation for excellence in supporting student wellness. Earlier this year, First Lady Michelle Obama incorporated the HUSSC into her Let’s Move! campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids. Deadline is January 14, 2011

Free Seeds Grant from America the Beautiful- For implementing a school or community garden

Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge – As part of the Let’s Move! Campaign, the USDA is offering cash prizes for winning student teams who submit original recipes that meet the whole grain foods, dark green and/or orange vegetables, and dry beans and peas (legumes) nutrition requirements for school meals. Deadline: Dec. 30, 2010.

The Big Help – Throughout 2010, Nickelodeon will award $1M in grants to schools and community organizations enabling kids around the country to achieve the goal of a million acts of help. The Big Help Grant Program will support projects that inspire kids to (1) take care of the environment; (2) lead active, healthy lives; (3) engage in community service; or (4) improve their educational experience. Deadline: December 31, 2010

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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s Fruit Tree Orchard Grant – As featured on The Today Show, “Fruit Tree 101” is a program that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come.

Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant Program – The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) and Winston Industries are committed to school foodservice. Now in its fourth year, the Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant program will award equipment to one (1) school district in need of improving its school meal kitchen facilities through a competitive grant process.

Silent Hero Grant Program – The got breakfast? Silent Hero Grant program was launched to encourage schools and non-profit organizations to expand the reach of underutilized child nutrition programs.

Peoples Garden School Pilot Program – The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the USDA is announcing the opportunity for public and not-for-profit organizations to submit applications for a Peoples Garden School Pilot Program grant competition. Deadline: Nov. 8, 2010.

Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant – Provides equipment and supplies to create edible peace gardens at your school. Deadline: January 5, 2011

Salad Bars in Every School! – Salad Bars in Every School! Ann Cooper launched her most recent effort, the Great American Salad Bar Project, which aims to raise enough money (via local Whole Foods Markets) through in-store and online donations to grant at least one salad bar a school within fifty miles of a Whole Foods store. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2010.

Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Contest and Scholarship Program – Each year, Bonnie Plants distributes free cabbage plants to third graders across the country to foster an interest in gardening and the environment.

2011 Welch’s Harvest Grant – Welch’s, Scholastic and the National Gardening Association are offering you an opportunity to win a school garden. Two schools in every state will be selected to receive a grant. Winning schools will receive a customized indoor or outdoor garden package filled with a variety of tools, seeds, educational materials, and more. Five $1,000 gardens and ninety-five $500 gardens will be awarded. For more details go to http://www.scholastic.com/harvest/.

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