FY 2023 School Breakfast Program Expansion Grant - State Agencies and District of Columbia
The Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (the Act), Section 23 (42 USC 1793), as amended by Section 105 of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (PL 111-296), authorizes funds to provide grants on a competitive basis to state agencies. An amount of $6 million is available for award to state agencies within U.S. states and the District of Columbia to expand the School Breakfast Program (SBP).
The purpose of the SBP expansion grants is to provide sub-grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), not to exceed $10,000 per qualifying school or group of qualifying schools per school year, to establish, maintain, or expand the SBP. As defined in Section 4(d)(1) of the Act, the term “qualifying school” means a school in severe need. This includes only schools (having an SBP or desiring to initiate an SBP) in which 40 percent or more of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) lunches served to students at the school were served free or at a reduced price.
The SBP is a federally assisted meal program that was established in 1966. It provides categorical grants to assist public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions that serve breakfasts to “nutritionally needy” children. The SBP operates in the same manner as the NSLP. This is a new RFA and a FY 2023 opportunity.
The SBP Expansion Grant provides sub-grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to:
- Improve quality and nutritional standards of breakfast food served using less sodium and sugar and serving a variety of protein sources, whole grains, milk, fruits and vegetables,
- Establish, maintain, or expand a school breakfast program, and
- Increase breakfast participation in qualifying schools.. Awarded grantees can use up to 15 percent of their award for grant administration.
Agencies representing U.S. territories are directed to apply for this grant under a separate RFA, titled “Child Nutrition School Breakfast Program Expansion Grant for U.S. Territories” and available on Grants.gov.