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Rural Schools and Health – Funding & Opportunities

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Youth Garden Grant
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
Farm to School Grant Program
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
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
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
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: Oct 15, 2019
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation
Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in high need schools and local educational agencies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
Sponsors: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), U.S. Department of Education
School Climate Transformation Grant: Local Education Agency Grants Inactive
Grants for Local Education Agencies to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for schools implementing an evidence-based behavioral framework for improving school climate, resulting in an overall reduction of disruptive behavior, violence, and bullying and and increase in overall academic achievement. Priority will be given to rural and tribal schools and projects that address opioid abuse and prevention.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative) Inactive
Grants to develop and implement sports fitness programs based on successful evidenced-based strategies of youth engagement for racial/ethnic minority and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged 6th, 7th, and/or 8th graders, particularly those who reside in communities where no or few youth sports programs exist. The YES Initiative intends to identify characteristics of effective collaborations that improve physical activity and nutrition through increased participation in sports.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: May 10, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Full-Service Community Schools Program Inactive
Funding to establish or expand full-service community schools, which are designed to improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, with a priority given to high poverty rural schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 18, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
School-Based Health Center Capital Program Inactive
Grants to increase access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services in operational school-based health centers by funding minor alteration/renovation projects and/or the purchase of movable equipment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 10/16/2020