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Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative

Action for Healthy Kids has signed a cooperative agreement with the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to implement the Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative. To further enhance USDA’s ongoing support for the school meal programs, Action for Healthy Kids will be offering competitive grants (up to $150,000 per grant) for small and/or rural school food authorities (SFAs) to support efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their school meals.


The online grant application portal will open on April 10, 2023. The deadline for submitting a grant application will be 5:00pm EST on May 26, 2023.

Is your School Food Authority (SFA) eligible to apply?

Small & rural SFAs participating in the NSLP and/or SBP in the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Alaska, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the United States Virgin Islands and who serve food to K-12  students are eligible to apply.

Small School Food Authority: SFA with an enrollment of less than or equal to 5,000 students.

Rural School Food Authority: The majority of students within the School Food Authority are enrolled in a rural school as defined by a locality code of 41, 42, or 43 according to the National Center for Education Statistics online tool.

NOTE: School districts serving sovereign tribal nations are encouraged to apply.

Attend a Pre-Launch Grant Webinar to learn more!

Pre-Launch Webinar:

Wednesday, March 29th from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST

Register here

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