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to Reduce Hunger for Children Following COVID-19

No Kid Hungry and United Way of King County (UWKC) Federal Nutrition Grants

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No Kid Hungry and United Way of King County (UWKC)

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Grants of $10,000 and grants of $25,000 to Washington schools, community organizations, and program providers in eligible regions for initiatives to decrease hunger for children in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to communities in which over 50% of the population identify as Black, Latino, Native American, Asian, Hawaiian Native, or Pacific Islander. Eligible programs benefit residents of King County.

No Kid Hungry & United Way of King County (UWKC) are looking to fund: school breakfast expansion through Breakfast After the Bell, universal breakfast and lunch expansion through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), weekend and out-of-school time meals served through CACFP At-Risk Afterschool, and/or school community promotion and enrollment support for: SNAP, WIC, Pandemic-EBT programs AND the Child Tax Credit!

Funding Priorities: No Kid Hungry & UWKC will prioritize funding schools, community organizations, and enrichment partners with a strong and sustainable plan for maximizing participation in the above-mentioned programs AND that serve communities where over 50% of the population identify as Black, Latino, Native American, Asian, Hawaiian Native, or Pacific Islander. Applicants must clearly describe how nutrition programs address racial disparities and economic hardship in their communities. Applicants must plan to apply for federal nutrition sponsorship through OSPI or work with an existing meal sponsor to receive funds.

Examples of how schools use funds:

  • Meal service supplies & equipment: grab and go carts, insulated coolers/warmers, refrigerators, etc.
  • Cost of hiring additional staff positions or increasing hours for existing staff to meet increased demand
  • New costs associated with COVID-19 precautions: no-touch point of service machines, hand washing stations, PPE equipment, & cleaning supplies
  • Program outreach & marketing costs
  • Transportation costs associated with meal delivery such as refrigerated trucks or fuel

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199195

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum grant amount: $25,000 for school nutrition programs and school districts and $10,000 for community organizations

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

School nutrition programs, community organizations, and enrichment providers looking to expand student access to federal nutrition programs are eligible to apply.

- Applicant must meet all licensing requirements that apply to its organization. Companies must license, report and pay revenue taxes for the Washington State Business License (UBI#) and Seattle Business License, if they are required by the laws of those jurisdictions.
- Applicant must have past experience conducting successful outreach to the target population and successfully providing either ongoing community-sponsored services related to this RFP or related services funded by the City of Seattle, Washington State, United Way of King County or other funder.
- Applicant is incorporated as a private nonprofit corporation in the State of Washington and has been granted 501(C) (3) tax exempt status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the applicant’s 501(C) (3) status must be in good standing and must not have been revoked in the previous calendar year.


Applicant is a public corporation, commission, or authority established pursuant to RCW 35.21.660 or RCW 35.21.7301, and the applicant’s status as a legal entity must be in good standing and must not have been revoked in the previous calendar year.


- Applicant has a fiscal sponsor that has 501(C) (3) tax-exempt status.
- Applicant or its fiscal sponsor has a demonstrated capacity to ensure adequate administrative and accounting procedures and controls necessary to safeguard all funds that are awarded under the terms of this RFI.
- Applicant must have a Federal Tax ID number/employer identification number (EIN) to facilitate payments from the City of Seattle to the provider.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date: December 10, 2021

Contact Information:

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


Technical or portal-related questions:
Breakfast Programmatic Questions:
Programmatic Questions: Nelly Evans

United Way of King County
720 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: King County

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