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Rural Schools and Health – Funding & Opportunities

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants
Funding for schools to improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 28, 2021
Sponsor: Fuel Up to Play 60
National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program
Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide afterschool snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Summer Food Service Program
Funding to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need during the summer months.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Program Inactive
Funding for small, rural Local Education Agencies for initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement. Activities may include drug prevention, violence prevention, school-based health services, and other health-related programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support new or existing edible gardens at K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation
Farm to School Grant Program Inactive
Grants to plan, establish, and/or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods in schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Youth Garden Grant Inactive
Awards funding and gardening supplies to schools and community organizations with youth-centered garden programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2020
Sponsor: KidsGardening.org
Annie's Grants for Gardens Inactive
Grants to develop edible garden projects that help connect kids to nutritious food.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
Sponsor: Annie's Homegrown, Inc.
School Grants for Healthy Kids Inactive
Grants to implement school health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active, and be better prepared to learn.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
Sponsor: Action for Healthy Kids
COVID-19 Tribal School Readiness Mini-grant Inactive
Mini-grants for tribes and tribal organization to strengthen school preparation and readiness to ensure safe operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2020
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board

Last Updated: 3/12/2021