The No Kid Hungry SNAP in Schools Opportunity will provide funding to community organizations and schools to maximize Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment and participation 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 community organizations and schools play a key role in ensuring children receive access to nutritious meals and food they need to learn, grow, and thrive to reach their full potential. We seek to support partnerships between schools and community-based organizations that increase SNAP access and enrollment through trusted messaging and assistance in school communities, support the connection between SNAP and school meals, and ensure that children and families have the food they need to thrive. We support SNAP outreach and enrollment efforts focused on serving underserved families and children, particularly immigrant and mixed-status families, communities of color, and rural communities. We encourage efforts that target outreach to eligible but not enrolled families, support families with navigating the application process, build connections between SNAP and school meals such as increasing enrollment to boost Identified Student Percentages and/or reach eligibility for the Community Eligibility Provision, and combat barriers to accessing SNAP such as language access. This is a growing area of focus for No Kid Hungry, so we’re hoping to support partners willing to participate and learn through a community of practice with other grantees tackling similar efforts.
No Kid Hungry is committed to addressing the systemic and structural health, social, and economic inequities that disproportionately impact historically under-resourced communities. No Kid Hungry will prioritize funding school districts impacting the following communities:
Funds will be prioritized to support applications with a strong and sustainable plan for maximizing participation and/or increasing federal nutrition program enrollment with the ability to track qualitative and quantitative metrics to support programmatic outcomes including number of households screened for eligibility, provided with application assistance, and enrolled in the program.
Funds are intended to support organizations and school districts as they adapt to meet the changing needs of children and families. Strategies may include:
Budget requests may include:
Applicants will be required to provide the following information:
Grants may be funded through corporate partners working with Share Our Strength. You will be notified upon receipt of the grant award if a corporate partner is sponsoring the grant award.
Additionally, we understand that programming may vary and change throughout the grant year. Please submit your application with your current thinking for how your organization plans to increase or improve access to emergency food and federal nutrition programs throughout the year and any potential emergency service plans. If you are awarded funds, you will be required to submit quarterly progress reports that accurately describe your project implementation, as well as changes in participation and/or meal service delivery as programming adjusts to the evolving operating environment.
Grantees will join a No Kid Hungry community of practice with additional grantees & partners focused on increasing SNAP awareness & participation in families with children. The community of practice will allow grantees to not only access immediate technical assistance from No Kid Hungry, but also provide an opportunity for peer learning, troubleshooting, and sharing best practices. We anticipate the community of practice to run throughout the grant year with quarterly meetings (schedule to be determined after the grant award). We also plan to highlight grantees work through case studies and other learning opportunities to help contribute to the growing body of SNAP in schools work nationwide.
To Get Started on Your Application: