Health Enhancement and Safety

School Wellness in Action: Mini Grant Application

Monday, January 3, 2011, 4:54 pm

The Montana Office of Public Instruction will award ten $5,000 mini-grants to school districts that participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs throughout Montana for support of school wellness policy implementation.  This second round of School Wellness Policy in Action mini-grants is being offered through the USDA Team Nutrition Training grant with the goal of supporting sustainable healthy school nutrition environments.  Grant goals are a) to provide start up funds 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.  The grant application will be available on January 10th, 2011 at the following web site:

If you would like a copy of the mini-grant files in MS Word format, please contact Katie Bark at (406) 994-5641 or

We are offering three opportunities for technical assistance through conference calls on January 18, January 25, and February 1, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.  Preregistration is required for these calls. To preregister, email your name, email address and telephone number to


For more information, contact Montana Team Nutrition, 406-994-5641