Grants of up to $10,000 are available to Connecticut high-needs schools to enable participation in in-class breakfast programs. Eligible schools have at least twenty percent of the their students receiving lunches at free or reduced prices during the last two fiscal school years. Funds can be used for all phases of the program from start-up through maintenance including operational and administrative support.
These in-classroom breakfast program funds must focus on increasing participation in the school breakfast program.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- All severe need schools, not previously awarded, are eligible for these grant funds to establish or expand an in-classroom breakfast pilot program.
- State charter schools, local and regional boards of education, nonprofit/nonpublic schools, regional educational service centers (RESCs) and endowed academies may apply for funding.
- Districts and RESCs that are the operators of interdistrict magnet school facilities may include those magnet schools in their applications.
The Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.), Section 10-266w defines severe need schools as follows: A "severe need school" means a school in which (1) the school is participating, or is about to participate, in a breakfast program, and (2) twenty percent or more of the lunches served to students at the school in the fiscal year two years prior to the grant year were served free or at a reduced price.
Additional Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants
Up to 10.
Estimated Size of Grant
$2,000 to $10,000
Term of Contract
School Year 2015-16: September 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. All funds must be obligated by June 30, 2016. There are no exceptions to this requirement.