FY13 School Breakfast Program Expansion Grants


The Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (the Act), Section 23 (42 U.S.C. 1793), as amended by Section 105 of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-296), authorizes funds to provide grants on a competitive basis to States agencies. $1 million was appropriated for State agencies to expand the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The purpose of the SBP expansion grants is to provide subgrants, not to exceed $10,000, to local educational agencies (LEA) for qualifying schools to establish, maintain, or expand the SBP. As defined in Section 4(d)(1) of the Act, the term “qualifying school” means a school in severe need. These include only schools (having a SBP or desiring to initiate a SBP) in which during school year 2011-2012 for which lunches were served, 40 percent or more of the lunches served to students at the school were served free or at a reduced price. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) will use the $1 million to award grant funds on a competitive basis to selected States using the following criteria: SBP participation compared to participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); percentage of severe need schools in the State; SBP growth in Free/Reduced Price participation in relation to the Free/Reduced Price NSLP participation; and the State-level unemployment rate. FNS also considered whether the State provides an additional SBP subsidy to LEAs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/16/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Food and Nutrition Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Dawn Addison
Grants Officer
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $250,000.00


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