No Kid Hungry New York Grant Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in a No Kid Hungry New York grant! When available, grant opportunities will be posted on this page. For more information, please contact the team at nokidhungryny@strength.org.


 

Current Grant Opportunities

The No Kid Hungry Nutrition Hubs grant opportunity will provide funding to support school districts working with community organizations (out-of-school time and non-profit organizations) to serve as nutrition hubs for their communities. This grant will support the efforts of school districts in enriching their relationships with community organizations to ensure kids in their communities get the food they need, especially through increasing enrollment in federal nutrition programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This grant will also support school districts that are building new partnerships with community organizations to assist them in providing meals to kids.

Please note that partnership between school districts and community organizations is a required component of this grant.

Examples of how funds may be used:

    • Costs of hiring additional staff positions or increasing hours for existing staff to conduct outreach and enrollment activities for SNAP, WIC and Pandemic-EBT programs as well as the Child Tax Credit.

    • Non-reimbursable food costs for school food pantries or backpack programs

    • Meal service supplies and equipment needed to serve meals, including implementing Breakfast After the Bell programs, such as: grab and go carts, insulated coolers/warmers, packaging equipment and supplies, refrigerators, and retrofitting existing equipment to meet new needs

    • Program outreach, promotion, and marketing costs

    • Transportation costs associated with meal delivery such as refrigerated trucks or fuel

Key Details:

    • Eligible groups: School districts and community organizations

    • Funding amount: $10,000 to $50,000

    • Deadline to submit inquiry form: March 7, 2022

This grant will provide funding to school districts to maximize the child nutrition programs and other emergency food programs to ensure children and families have access to healthy meals at school and at home during the school year and/or summer months. No Kid Hungry knows that school districts play an essential role in ensuring students receive nutritious meals to learn, grow, and thrive to reach their full potential. These flexible grants will allow school districts across New York to respond to the growing needs and emerging opportunities to provide meals and resources to kids and families.

Examples of how funds may be used:

    • Meal service supplies and equipment needed to serve meals, including implementing Breakfast After the Bell programs, such as: grab and go carts, insulated coolers/warmers, packaging equipment and supplies, refrigerators, and retrofitting existing equipment to meet new needs

    • Items to support staff recruitment and retention

    • Costs associated with COVID-19 precautions like no-touch point of service machines, hand washing stations, PPE equipment, and cleaning supplies

    • Program outreach, benefit enrollment assistance, and marketing costs

    • Transportation costs associated with meal delivery such as refrigerated trucks or fuel

Key Details:

    • Eligible groups: School districts

    • Funding amount: $10,000 to $50,000

    • Deadline to submit inquiry form: March 7, 2022

This grant will provide funding to school districts and community organizations to maximize the Summer Food Service Program to ensure children and families have access to healthy meals during the summer months.

Examples of how funds may be used:

    • Meal service supplies and equipment needed to serve meals, including: grab and go carts, insulated coolers/warmers, packaging equipment and supplies, refrigerators, and retrofitting existing equipment to meet new needs

    • Costs of hiring additional staff positions or increasing hours for existing staff to meet increased demand as a result of COVID-19 or provide additional services like meal delivery

    • Transportation costs associated with meal delivery such as refrigerated trucks or fuel

    • Non-reimbursable food costs for school food pantries or weekend backpack programs

    • Program outreach, enrollment assistance and marketing costs

Key Details:

    • Eligible groups: School districts and community organizations

    • Funding amount: $5,000 to $15,000

    • Deadline to submit inquiry form: March 7, 2022

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, school meals have been a consistent source of nutrition for students across New York State. No Kid Hungry New York is offering a Breakfast After the Bell grant to help support access to school breakfast, especially through models such as breakfast in the classroom, grab-and-go to the classroom, and second chance breakfast. For the full RFP and link to apply, please click here: Breakfast After the Bell RFP (Request for Proposals).

Key Details

    • Eligible groups: School districts and charter schools

    • Funding amount: $5,000 to $10,000

    • Deadline to apply: April 15, 2022. Please note that grants will be approved on a rolling basis and funds may be dispensed before the closing date.

Link to RFP and application: Breakfast After the Bell RFP (Request for Proposals).

For all grants, we prioritize groups based on the following eligibility priorities.

Communities Experiencing Inequalities:

Share Our Strength is committed to addressing the systemic and structural health, social, and economic inequities that disproportionately impact communities of color. To ensure we are supporting individuals and communities most impacted by these inequalities, we will prioritize grant funds to school districts serving communities where over 50% of the population identify as Black, Latino, Native American, Asian, Hawaiian Native, or Pacific Islander. We will also prioritize funds to rural communities where schools face unique challenges in addressing hunger and communities where members experience an intersectionality of identities and environmental factors that contribute to a number of discriminations and disadvantages.

Communities Experiencing Economic Hardship:

As the effects of Covid-19 continue to be felt in communities across the country, grant funds will be provided to communities experiencing extreme economic hardship. In determining economic impact, No Kid Hungry will review data points including free and reduced eligible students, child food insecurity projections, and the social vulnerability index score. (See https://svi.cdc.gov.)

Ability to Serve Kids Today and in the Future:

Taking into consideration equity and economic hardship, funds will be prioritized to support school districts and community organizations with a strong and sustainable plan for maximizing participation in the child nutrition programs and/or leveraging other programs to combat food insecurity such as emergency food programs (weekend meal programs, school pantries, etc.), student and family outreach and engagement, and federal nutrition program enrollment with a partnership. Share Our Strength’s goal is to support school districts in increasing school meal access. Applications should address both the immediate need for supporting students and alleviating hunger, as well as the long-term sustainability of programming.


We’re here to help! Contact our team at nokidhungryny@strength.org with any questions.