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School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up or Expansion

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Funding is for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a (1) School Breakfast Program (SBP), serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve or (2) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), serving children and youth eighteen years of age and under during school breaks. School districts, direct-funded charter schools, and COEs may apply for one or both types of grants; however, only one type of grant may be awarded per school site. Private schools, residential child care institutions, and juvenile detention centers are not eligible to receive these funds.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria To qualify for SBP grants, at least 20 percent of enrolled students at the school site must be approved for free or reduced-price meals. To receive SFSP grants, the site must meet program eligibility criteria. The Budget Act allows the California Department of Education to award grants only to school districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools.
Other Eligibility Considerations Site must not have previously been awarded federal funds to initiate an SBP or SFSP within the past three years.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code Section 49550.3; Budget Item 6110-201-0001
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5380 / 8520
Total Available $1,017,000
Recipient Amount $15,000 per site
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Ten percent of the award will be retained until all grant terms are completed.

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 15, 2012
Due Date March 30, 2012
Expected Notification Date June 29, 2012

Additional Information

Application RFA-12: School Breakfast and Summer Food Grants []
Background School Breakfast Program []
Fiscal Nutrition Services []
Funding ResultsResult-12: School Breakfast and Summer Food Grant []
Other Nutrition Services Division will not accept facsimile and/or e-mail submissions as applications or placeholders. Incomplete, illegible, and/or late applications will be returned to the applicant.
More information:
School Breakfast:
Summer Food Service:


Program James Rickner, 916-445-7360,
Fiscal Richard Nakahara, 916-322-2180,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-445-5731 (fax)
Last Modified: June 23, 2014

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