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Summer Food Service Program Grants

Grants to Arizona School Districts, Nonprofits, and Agencies
for Children's Nutrition Programs During the Summer Term

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Dairy Council of Arizona

Deadline Date:

05/10/19 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of $2,000 to Arizona school districts, nonprofits, and agencies to expand summer food programs for underserved children. Funding is intended to ensure that children and youth have access to nutritious food and exercise during summer programs, and to encourage kids to select healthy food choices.

Programs must include at least one element that empowers kids to be advocates for healthy eating, including at least three servings of dairy a day. Programs must aim to increase milk, cheese, or yogurt consumption (or “intake”) to at least three servings per day through the design and implementation of one or more educational activities.

Applicants are required to be enrolled in the free Fuel Up To Play 60 program. Preference will be given to those schools with an identified Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181151

Number of Grants:

Dairy Council® of Arizona will award up to five (5) grants to nonprofit sponsors or agencies.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,000

Term of Contract:

Programs must be implemented during the 2019 summer. Preference will be given to those who run their programs throughout the entire summer (June, July, and August).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Dairy Council of Arizona Summer Food Service Program grants are open to all OPEN SCHOOL sites in the state of Arizona. The school MUST be enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Grants are also open to past Dairy Council of Arizona Summer Food Service Program grant winners.

Dairy Council of Arizona will award grants to nonprofit sponsors or agencies proposing expansion of their Summer Food Service Program with an emphasis on healthy eating and daily exercise that includes promotion of at least three servings of dairy a day. Applicants are required to be non-profit organizations.

Most sponsors establish site eligibility on “need and openness.” If a site is located in a needy area (where 50 percent or more of the children residing in the area are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals) and meals are made available to all children in the area on a first-come, first-serve basis, these sites are considered open. Sponsors of open sites must take the necessary steps to allow meal service access to all children residing in the area served by the site. Information regarding the meal service at open sites must be publicized in the community served.

Programs receiving financial assistance shall not exclude from participation, deny benefits to or discriminate against any person or institution on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or physical handicap in accordance with Federal statutes.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Friday, May 10, 2019, at 4:00 PM. Awards will be announced on or around May 20, 2019.

Grants for schools are site-based, meaning multiple sites within a district may apply for this grant and each site requires a separate grant application.

Applicants agree to submit menus for all meals served under the Summer Food Service Program. Daily milk counts sheets (provided by Dairy Council of Arizona) must be recorded and submitted for each participating grant site.

Information about Fuel Up to Play 60: http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application for schools: https://arizonamilk.org/summer-food-service-program-school-application-2019/

Application for nonprofits: https://arizonamilk.org/summer-food-service-program-non-profit-application-2019/

Patricia Johnson, Director of Nutrition Services
(480) 656-7163 ext. 3
pjohnson@dcaz.org

Nonprofits with questions should contact Terri Verason at (480) 656-7163 or tverason@dcaz.org.

Dairy Council of Arizona
510 South 52nd Street Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona