Eligibility: Any public, charter, or private school serving K-12 students in the US with 40% of student population qualifying for free or reduced-price meals.
Focus: Environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity.
Application Deadline: October 14, 2022
Fuel Your STEM Adventures with Peanut Butter & Beyond – Deadline extended!
With just three easy steps, your school could win $10,000 in prizes! Here’s how:
1. Identify partners in your school (STEM + School Nutrition)
2. Review our resources at https://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/news/peanuts-are-out-this-world.htm
3. Submit a brief description of your plan to engage students in fun and educational STEM activities at https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/nyB3xr
Registration is open now for this incredible contest and it’s a great opportunity to connect school nutrition to STEM, creating opportunities for partnership beyond your café, and delivering nutrition education in unique ways.
Application Deadline: October 14
NASN Scholarships and Research Grants Open for Applicants
NASN offers scholarships and research grants to NASN members. Applications are now open, and the deadlines to submit are coming up in October.
USDA Launches $100 Million Healthy School Meals Initiative, Announces Grant Program for Rural School
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service launched the first phase of its $100 million Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative aimed at improving the nutritional quality of school meals by opening a request for applications for an organization to manage grants to small and/or rural school meal programs, establish an awards program to recognize school districts that are excelling in their meal quality, and support schools in bringing best practices into their lunchrooms.“One of the most important things we can do to protect the future of our nation’s children is to make sure they have enough nutritious food to eat,” said Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Cindy Long. “Local schools are experts in crafting meals that are both healthy and appetizing to children. This new initiative will provide more resources to them to achieve that goal and celebrate those who are raising the bar.”
The grants will aid small and rural school districts in meeting or exceeding school nutrition standards by providing up to $150,000 each to help them overcome various challenges, including the rising cost of food, staffing shortages, lack of space, and outdated kitchen equipment.
The request for applications is open to all nongovernmental organizations through Nov. 28, 2022. For more information about the Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative, please explore these resources:
Farm to School
Farm to school, which includes farm to early care and education (ECE) is one of the most popular ideas that USDA supports to increase nutrition security; it’s a win for producers, children, communities, and local economies.
Please find additional information, and the USDA press release here:
Application Deadline: End of 2022
The Office of Safe and Supportive Schools is excited to announce that over $140M in funding is available for the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program
The School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) Services program is designed to address several barriers to increasing mental health support for children and youth in our schools. SBMH programs are intended to address personnel shortages by:
(1) increasing recruitment and retention-related incentives and;
(2) promoting the re-specialization and certification of existing mental health services providers to qualify them for work in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need.
New Eligible Applicants Proposed: In addition to SEAs, new for FY22 the Department is proposing LEAs as eligible applicants for the upcoming competition.
Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) Coming Soon! The Department expects to publish the NIA for this competition this Fall.
For inquiries, please contact: Amy Banks (email@example.com) (202)453-6704
Application Deadline: Fall of 2022
Department Invites Applicants for More Than $6 Million in Project Prevent Grant Program Funds to Support School Safety
The FY22 Project Prevent Grant Program has a focus on partnerships with community-based organizations to mitigate the impact of community violence on students and families implementing community and school-based strategies. Local educational agencies, or consortia of local educational agencies are eligible to apply for these grants. The Department is especially interested in programs that support children and youth from low-income backgrounds. With the right investments and supports, the impact of these experiences can be mitigated in ways that help our children and youth thrive.
The Notice Inviting Applications is available here.
Application Deadline: Fall of 2022
Safe Streets and Roads
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program to provide $5-6 billion in grants over the next five years. Funding supports regional, local, and tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The SS4A program supports the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our nation’s roadways. Attached is a draft flyer with information on program goal, eligible applicants and activities, and funding availability. A DOT department wide group led by the OST Office of Policy and FHWA is working on the grant program details. While States are not eligible to apply, qualified applicants can partner with States. The Department of Transportation expects to release the notice of funding opportunity in May of 2022 for Round 1 funding. DOT is planning informational webinars soon and launching a dedicated web page. We will keep you informed of these events. The size of the awards is not yet finalized, but it is likely to be significant.
Application Deadline: End of 2022
Grant Assistance to Underwrite School Field Trips Available
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Bus Grant Program is now open. These non-competitive grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants.
Missouri State Parks offers busing grants to underwrite the cost of field trips for schools (Pre-K-12) and nonprofit organizations in an effort to connect students with nature at Missouri state parks and historic sites.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2023
The Dreamstarter® Grant Program:
The theme for Dreamstarter® 2022 is Social Action. Partnering with the non-profit organization of their choice, Dreamstarters will use their grants to educate, advocate, or engage with their communities or a particular social issue they want to serve. Whether your dream is to address a social, emotional, cultural, physical, or mental concern in your community, Running Strong wants to give you the means to achieve it!