Massachusetts School Breakfast Grants
The Eos Foundation provides grants to launch or expand alternative school breakfast programs in high-poverty schools and districts in Massachusetts.
One-time funding may be used to increase school breakfast participation using the After the Bell (ATB) Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) model, which has been shown to increase participation rates to allow for USDA reimbursements to sustain the program after grant funding. Technical assistance is provided to help schools plan and implement ATB BIC programs.
Required activities include:
- Plan for students to have the opportunity to eat breakfast after the bell, and in the classroom for a minimum of 10 minutes
- Plan to implement the ATB BIC program in all classrooms within the school building
- Agree to maintain a sharing table or basket in each classroom
- Form a Breakfast Implementation Team to ensure successful ATB BIC implementation
- Present a realistic plan with concrete steps to implement or expand the ATB BIC
- Have support of the school and district leadership to engage teachers, custodians, and other key staff in the planning process
Rural districts have received grant funding in the past.
Eligible applicants are schools that currently participate in the National School Lunch Program and meet the following criteria.
- Serve low-income children in grades Pre-K through 12
- Are high poverty as defined by having 60% or more enrolled students that qualify for free or reduced price meals
- Strive for a minimum of 80% Average Daily Participation in school breakfast, which is the minimum requirement for USDA reimbursement
- Have support of teachers across grade levels who lead the integration of school breakfast into seamless morning routines, as well as the overall school culture
Up to $10,000, based on school enrollment, with a project period of 1-2 years.
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