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Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Determined by the legislation providing the grants. Past examples of grants in this category include the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 108-7) provided funds for eligible schools to cover costs associated with implementing the SBP. The purpose of these grants is to increase the number of schools participating in the SBP, particularly those serving low-income children. The grants must be used for State level costs associated with the administration of the SBP grant activities and local level costs that are allowable, reasonable, and necessary for an approved school to implement the SBP. The State agency may retain no more than 17.5% of the grant award for State level costs associated with the administration of the Grant activities. In Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002 Wisconsin received $500,000 for a School Breakfast Program startup grant. This was intended to help cover non-recurring costs associated with the program and to expand the availability of school breakfasts for children. In 2001 grant awards were made to 56 school food authorities implementing a breakfast program in 105 buildings. The enrollment of the new breakfast building was 44,840 with a breakfast average daily participation of 7,747. In 2002 grant awards were made to 35 school food authorities implementing a breakfast program in 52 buildings. The enrollment of the new breakfast building was 22,185 with a breakfast average daily participation of 5,478. The Consolidated Appropriation Resolution for Fiscal Year 2003, (Public Law No. 108-7).