FY 2023 School Breakfast Program Expansion Grant - U.S. Territories
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 $3 million is available for award to state agencies within the U.S. territories (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa) to expand the School Breakfast Program (SBP) or any other school breakfast provided to students by the school or U.S. territory.
The purpose of the SBP expansion grants is to provide sub-grants, not to exceed $10,000 per qualifying school or group of qualifying schools per school year, to establish, maintain, or expand the SBP or other school breakfast program provided by the school or U.S. territory. All schools located within U.S. territories are considered “qualifying schools” for the purposes of this grant opportunity.
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 National School Lunch Program (NSLP). U.S. territories that provide an alternate school breakfast to students are also eligible to apply to this grant. 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.