Health Enhancement and Safety

School Wellness in Action: Mini Grant Application

Monday, March 1, 2010, 9:59 am

The Montana Team Nutrition Program announces a competitive grant opportunity in support of school wellness policy implementation efforts.  With funds from the 2009 USDA Team Nutrition Training Grant, the Montana Office of Public Instruction will award ten $5,000 mini grants to school districs that participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs throughout Montana.

This School Wellness Policy in Action Mini Grant is being offered in response to the need for increased support for school wellness policy implmentation at the local level.  The purpose of the grant is to support the creation of sustainable healthy school nutrition environments.  Grant goals are a) to partially fund a school wellness coordinator to direct wellness activities; or b) to carry out action steps of school wellness policy implementation plans.

A total of $50,000 for mini-grants (up to $5,000 each) will be awarded to school districts through a competitive process.  An electronic version of this application is available at the Office of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Programs website under grants and applications.

The application must be received by March 5, 2010.  Grants will be awarded as early as March 19, 2010, and the funds must be spent by August 31, 2011.

For more information, contact MT Team Nutrition Program, 406-994-5641