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Establishing the 3E's Nutrition Grant Program (Establish3E)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsor
Texas Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
May 2, 2019
Contact

Crystal Ortegon
512.463.9932
Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov

Angelica Soriano
512.463.4406

Purpose

Establish3E is a program that funds the creation of nutrition education programs in childcare institutions and community organizations that work with children 3-5 years of age in Texas.

Funds may be used to establish, implement, or extend:

  • Comprehensive wellness efforts to achieve bronze, silver, or gold status in the Healthier Child and Adult Care Food Program Award Program, including activities to improve:
    • Menus
    • Physical activity
    • Nutrition education
    • The childcare environment
  • Activities that create, supplement, or extend current farm to preschool or childcare educational activities, such as:
    • Garden-based learning
    • School garden development or improvement
    • Taste testing activities
    • Developing a garden to plate program to increase the number of garden products served in school meals and snacks
    • Networking events that strengthen local purchasing relationships with Texas farmers and ranchers
    • Other experiential learning opportunities that teach students about Texas agriculture, such as field trips to farms and/or farmers markets
    • Other wellness programs
Eligibility

To apply, an organization must:

  1. Certify that it will use awarded funds to provide nutrition education to children between the ages of 3-5 years old and meets one of the criteria below:
    • Participates in the Child and Adult Food Care Program administered by TDA
    • A Head Start Program
    • Another early childhood education program
    OR
  2. Be a community or faith-based initiative that:
    • Provides recreational, social, volunteer, leadership, mentoring, or developmental programs
    • Certifies that it will use awarded funds to provide nutrition education to children younger than 19 years of age.
Geographic coverage
Texas
Amount of funding

Up to $10,000 per site and up to $50,000 per multi-site sponsor organization.

Sponsor organizations that have more than one site should submit a single, combined application.

Application process

Links to the application instructions and the application form are available on the program website.

The preferred submission method is through email to Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov.

Tagged as
Child care · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Texas



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