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In-Kind Support of Equipment and Materials to Michigan K-12 Schools
to Meet School Food Service Needs and Increase Dairy Consumption

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United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM)

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In-kind support of equipment and materials to Michigan K-12 schools to meet school food service needs and increase students' dairy consumption. Available packages include but are not limited to blenders, freestanding coffee bars, hot chocolate programs, and milk rebranding projects.

United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) is proud to support Michigan schools by providing equipment and materials that will help meet school food service needs while increasing dairy consumption. There are a variety of opportunities listed below to provide the funding that best suits the school’s food service needs. The goal is to provide innovative opportunities to your school and expand others to maximize the best service to students through school meals.


  • Option 1: Blend It - This funding will be used to start or expand dairy-based smoothie offerings as part of reimbursable meals program and/or a la carte sales.
  • Option 2: Better with Breakfast - This funding will be used to purchase sustainable equipment that will help expand breakfast service and promote dairy products.
  • Option 3: Moo Brew - This funding will be used to create a freestanding coffee bar for high school students. This is an opportunity to serve 8 oz. of milk with 2 oz. of coffee and added flavorings that fit into your school’s wellness policy
  • Option 4: Hot Chocolate - This funding will be used to start a hot chocolate milk program at mealtimes. This can generate new interest in mealtime at school.
  • Option 5: Powered by MILK - The funding will be used to provide a more retail look to maximize the amount of milk consumed by students.
  • Option 6: On the MOOVE - This funding will be used to provide school meals on the move and meet the needs of individual school and district programs. The package is designed to support the evolving and changing delivery of school meals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193271

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Value:
- Option 1: $800 - $2000
- Option 2: $250 - $5000
- Option 3: $1000 - $3000
- Option 4: $2000
- Option 5: $500 - $5000
- Option 6: $20 - $2500

Term of Contract:

Schools are expected to begin program implementation during the 2020-2021 school year upon receipt of equipment.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Personnel employed in the school nutrition department may apply for funding.
- Applications must be for a school building. Applications for a district will not be reviewed.
- School must participate in the National School Breakfast Program (SBP) and/or National School Lunch
- Program (NSLP) or equivalent USDA Child Nutrition Programs during the 2021-2022 school year.
- School must serve at least one of the grades K-12.
- Schools awarded based on geographic location, performance on previous grants, strength of application, opportunity to increase meal participation or Average Daily Participation (ADP) and number of grant applications received.
- Complete applications required for funding consideration.
- Must be a school in Michigan.
- Schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 program preferred.

Pre-Application Information:

- July 2, 2021 – Application Round 1 deadline
- July 6-16, 2021 – Review of applications received by July 2nd
- July 16, 2021 – Funded applications for this round notified
- July 30, 2021 – Letter of Agreement due
- August 30, 2021 – Pre-implementation data due
- August/September 2021 – Equipment and program orientation
- October 2021 – Attend grant Food Service Director networking call (OPTIONAL)
- September 2021 – June 2022 – Site visit with UDIM representative
- October 1, 2022 – Marketing and promotion information due
- September 30, 2022 – Monthly grant reporting concludes
- January 7, 2022 – Application Round 2 deadline
- January 10-21, 2022 – Review of applications received by January 7th
- January 21, 2022 – Funded applications for this round notified
- February 4, 2022 – Letter of Agreement due
- March 4, 2022 – Pre-implementation data due
- February/March 2022 – Equipment and program orientation
- April 2022 – Attend grant Food Service Director networking call (OPTIONAL)
- March 2022 – January 2023 – Site visit with UDIM representative
- March 3, 2023 – Marketing and promotion information due
- February 28, 2023 – Monthly grant reporting concludes

Funded applications for each round will be notified within two weeks of each application review period’s conclusion.

Contact Information:

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

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For technical assistance with the application and other questions, please contact Cortney Freeland (

The United Dairy Industry of Michigan
2163 Jolly Road
Okemos, Michigan 48864

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