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Some of our most popular blog topics are on funding and grant opportunities – and for good reason! We know that our readers are always looking for additional funds to help them implement new initiatives and expand successful school nutrition programs.

When we post about a new Fuel Up to Play 60 funding opportunities, our readers take notice; these are among our most read, most shared, and most-Tweeted posts here at Beyond Breakfast. If your schools are having success as the result of a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, contact us! We would love to tell your story here on our blog and share it with our friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Are you seeking funding for your program? We encourage you to follow the links above to sign up for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and apply for funding; all of the links and information you need are included in the posts.

In addition to Fuel Up to Play 60, there are other funding opportunities for you to consider. The Healthier U.S. School Challenge (HUSSC) was established in 2004. In 2010, the program added monetary incentive awards for each HUSSC level: Bronze Silver, Gold, and Gold Award of Distinction. The monetary incentives were added in conjunction with first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign.

The HUSSC incentive awards by level:

  • Bronze: $500
  • Silver: $1,000
  • Gold: $1,500
  • Gold Award of Distinction: $2,000

You can find information on the HUSSC pages, linked above, as well as through the National Dairy Council’s website.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also offer funding opportunities for schools through their Coordinated School Health (CSH) program. The program includes resources to help schools, districts, and states take the steps needed to improve school health programs. This includes funding opportunities, which you can find more information about in the CSH FAQ section.

Do you have a suggestion for your school foodservice colleagues on researching, applying for, or using funding? Leave us a note in the comments section or on our Facebook page, or Tweet us!

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