Oakhurst Afterschool Meals Grant Program

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Grant Description

Full Plates Full Potential is pleased to announce the Oakhurst Afterschool Meals Grant Program funding opportunity for CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Sponsors.

The new Oakhurst Afterschool Meals Grant Program helps eligible schools and qualified enrichment programs throughout the state provide more free after school meals for Maine students who need them. Oakhurst is donating $300,000 to Full Plates Full Potential to fund the grant program. This new funding will help scale the afterschool meal program and sustain the program’s infrastructure over time. New sponsors are eligible for up to $8000 in funds, while existing sponsors may apply for up to $5000 in grant funding.

Eligibility Information

  • Grants available to school districts and organizations operating the federally-funded CACFP At-Risk Program
  • Only one application per school administration unit or organization

Preview our Oakhurst Afterschool Meals Grant application questions,  learn more about our grant application criteria, and how to navigate our new grant portal.

Key Dates

2021 cycle

November 1st - November 22nd

Grants range from
$250 - $8,000

For the following:

  • Equipment needed to support opening new and/or operating sites (kitchen equipment, coolers, carts, tables, etc.)
  • Outreach costs for enhanced marketing and advertising to eligible participants and their families
  • Enrichment programming (in-person, online, or take-home)
  • Transportation costs associated with serving multiple or mobile sites and/or with providing busing options for participants
  • Staff time required to plan and prepare for the successful launch of new At Risk Afterschool meal sites (administrative time to complete the application process, time spent planning a reimbursable meal and/or snack cycle menu, development of attendance tracking procedures, filing systems, and staff trainings)
  • Packaging to ensure food safety when meals are taken off site
  • Increased food costs for ready-to-go/prepackaged items to be taken off site
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • And more!

CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals:

Portland Public Schools

Afterschool meals are critical for children to learn, grow, and thrive. When kids get to afterschool programming, it’s been hours since they’ve had lunch. They are hungry. When schools don’t offer an afterschool meal program, kids often leave school with lunch being their last meal of the day….

FEED KIDS CACFP Grants

7
grants
given

$34,408.00
awarded

45,640
new meals served

$151,068
federal dollars unlocked

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Previous Reports

2018-2019

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