Eos Foundation Accepting Applications for ‘After the Bell’ Grant Opportunity
The Eos Foundation seeks an equitable and just society where the basic human needs of all individuals are met, and where children grow up well-nourished, healthy, and with opportunities for high-quality education and the skills/tools to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
In support of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its After the Bell Breakfast Launch Grant Opportunities program. The benefits of the ATB breakfast program include lower absentee and tardy rates, fewer morning nurses visits and behavioral problems, and higher academic achievement.
Under this RFP, technical assistance and one-time grants of $10,000 will be awarded to eligible, high-poverty schools/districts and charter public schools in Massachusetts for the launch or expansion of ATB programming. Districts may request district-wide grants.
To be eligible for a grant, schools are asked to set a goal of 80 percent breakfast participation via their ATB delivery model in order to: 1) meet the nutritional needs of children from low-income households; and (2) support nutrition department operations and its bottom line. Funding may be used for equipment and operational costs as well as incentives to help teachers and school officials/administrators embrace ATB breakfast programming.
See the Eos Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, examples of ATB models, and a list of schools that have received grants in the past.