Operation College Bound:The NEA Foundation Student Achievement GrantThis grant is provided by the NEA foundation to improve student academic achievement in US public schools. The purpose of the grant seems to sync well with the Operation College Bound program. When we highlight the learning activities around the actual visits, we see an increase in all the education points that the NEA is looking for.For more information on Operation College Bound see:For information on the grant itself go to:
Backpack Food Programs:
The Share Our Strength organization provides No Kid Hungry Grants. These grants serve programs that support innovative programs helping improve children’s access to programs addressing hunger. Types of programs served need to:
1) Increase access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch "Seamless Summer" Program.
2) Educate and enroll more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
3) Increase the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as “in-classroom” breakfast and “grab-n-go” breakfasts.
4) Increase access to after school snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
5) Show advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues.
The maximum amount of a grant reward is $10,000 and the grant has a rolling application deadline. For information on how to apply see: http://www.nokidhungry.org/solution/community-investments. This site has lots of information about linking up with the No Kid Hungry cause.