Grants for Child Nutrition Programs

Contact: Marcella Miller

Child Hunger Prevention Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307

Summer Meals Support Fund
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is excited to open the ninth season of the Summer Meals Support Fund. Since 2009, the grant program has provided start-up and expansion grants to communities throughout Oregon, partnering with over 134 unique organizations. Awards up to $5,000 are available to new or growing summer meals sites and sponsors to support community-based programs in connecting more kids to summer nutrition and enrichment while school is out.

We are now accepting applications for 2017! Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5pm.

Instructions for Applicants: 

  • Please read the grant guidelines in full.
  • Please submit your completed application using the google form (link provided below.) The word version of the application is available to record your answers ahead of time and save a final copy for your records. We highly recommend that you type your application in the word document first and then copy and paste your responses into the google form.

2017 Summer Meal Support Fund Grant Guidelines

2017 Summer Meal Support Fund Application (Google Form) 

2017 Summer Meal Support Fund Application (Word Version)

If your organization is interested in applying, we'd love to hear from you in advance. For more information, contact Megan Taliaferro at [email protected] or 503-595-5501 x304

Start-Up and Expansion Grants for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs 
Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP)

For several years, the Oregon State Legislature has designated state funds for the expansion of summer and at-risk child nutrition programs. Non-competitive grants of up to $20,000 are available throughout the 2015-17 biennium for current and new sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program, At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program, and Seamless Summer Option.  

The current grant round will be open February 1st - 28th, 2017. 

Grant rounds will occur quarterly until all funds have been expended. A total of $461,671 is available during the 2015-17 biennium. 

More information about grant eligibility and application processes can be found on the Department of Education website, or by contacting ODE CNP Specialist Cathy Brock at [email protected].