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FWD:The Great American Bake Sale Grant Application

  • Subject: [cg] FWD:The Great American Bake Sale Grant Application
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 12:26:38 -0400

FYI (Please do not reply to me if you have questions or etc. I am not even
in the same country ;-))
Laura Berman
Community Gardening & Urban Agriculture Manager
FoodShare Toronto


-----Original Message-----
From: kjones@strength.org [mailto:kjones@strength.org]
Sent: Fri 9/12/2003 9:14 AM
To: Beth Filla 
Subject: The Great American Bake Sale Grant Application

Share Our Strength will be accepting grant applications from
current/potential summer food service program or after school meal service
program sponsors and advocacy organizations that provide assistance to these
programs from the following states: AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS,
MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI from
August 30th  September 30th.  If your state is not listed above you may fill
out a registration to apply and Share Our Strength will contact you should
an opportunity become available in your state.  To determine if you qualify
for these funds, please read the guidelines below. If you meet the criteria,
complete the requested information on our website (see instructions at the
end of the document).


The goal of the grant-making program is to increase the number of children
participating in after-school and summer nutrition programs that take
advantage of the USDA reimbursement or have a plan to take advantage of the
USDA reimbursement. To this end, Share Our Strength will only fund
organizations that are:
1. Current or potential program sponsors (those who administer the
2. Advocacy organizations who help improve and deliver these two programs.
Nutrition program sponsors are organizations that provide meals, training,
and technical assistance to site staff, monitor their sites' compliance with
program rules, and prepare claims for USDA reimbursement. Sponsors can apply
for one of the following two types of grants:
- Start-up grants for the costs incurred in initiating and supporting sites.
- Expansion grants for the costs incurred in increasing program
participation at an existing site(s).

Grant amounts for this category are up to $15,000.
Advocacy organizations work with schools, community organizations, local
businesses, and a range of government officials to ensure that the
nutritional needs of low-income Americans are met.

Advocacy organizations will be funded to improve program access in the
following ways:
- Work with program sponsors and administering agencies to identify and
remove significant program barriers;
- Work with local partners to establish and expand USDA reimbursed Summer
and After-school nutrition program sites; and
- Ensure that children have access to these sites.
Grant amounts for this category are up to $25,000.
These funds cannot be used to support legislative efforts.

Application or Registration Instructions

If you are seeking funds, visit our website on or after August 30th to
complete the online application or registration at
www.greatamericanbakesale.org and click on the childhood hunger button to
view application links.  We look forward to reviewing your application.

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