Health Enhancement and Safety


School Wellness in Action: Mini Grant Application

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 10:30 am

The Montana Office of Public Instruction will award ten $5,000 mini-grants to school districts that participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs throughout Montana for support of school wellness policy implementation.  This second round of School Wellness Policy in Action mini-grants is being offered through the USDA Team Nutrition Training grant with the goal of supporting sustainable healthy school nutrition environments.  Grant goals are a) to provide start up funds to partially fund a school wellness coordinator to direct wellness activities; or b) to carry out action steps of school wellness policy implementation plans.

A total of $50,000 for mini-grants (up to $5,000 each) will be awarded to school districts through a competitive process.  The grant application is available at the following website:  http://www.opi.mt.gov/Programs/SchoolPrograms/School_Nutrition/index.html#gpm1_5 . If you would like a copy of the mini-grant file in MS Word format, please contact Katie Bark at (406) 994-5641 or kbark@mt.gov.

The deadline for submitting a grant application is February 27, 2011. Technical assistance will be provided for the grant application through conference calls on February 1 and February 8th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.  Preregistration for these calls is required and can be completed by emailing your name, address and telephone number to maryann.harris@montana.edu.  Additional one-on-one technical assistance can also be set up by contacting Ms. Bark.


For more information, contact Montana Team Nutrition, 406-994-5641