Grants available for Nebraska schools meeting nutrition needs during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to push school nutrition programs to their limits, No Kid Hungry and Nebraska Appleseed are excited to announce a funding opportunity to support providing food and nutrition to Nebraska families and children.

This grant is open on a rolling basis and can offer funds ranging from $5,000 – $50,000. Funds are intended to support programs adapting to changing needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic including:

  • Meal service supplies and equipment
  • Costs of hiring additional staff positions or increasing hours for existing staff
  • Transportation costs associated with meal delivery such as refrigerated trucks or fuel
  • New costs associated with COVID-19 preparedness like no-touch point of service machines, hand washing stations, PPE equipment and cleaning supplies
  • Non-reimbursable food costs for school food pantries, backpack programs or adult meals
  • Program outreach, enrollment assistance and marketing costs
  • Additional expenses as needed

Funds will be prioritized for locations experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19, areas with large immigrant or rural communities, or communities of color, and programs that can sustain their community work into the future.

Download the full School Nutrition RFP for more information and application instructions

For program-related questions, please contact Eric Savaiano, Economic Justice Program Manager, Nebraska Appleseed by emailing For technical or portal-related questions, please contact

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