[kids-lib] Grants now available to become a free afterschool snack or meal site.

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Feb 6 11:53:07 PST 2014

Does your library offer regularly scheduled programs for children and teens afterschool? Is your library near a school with 50% of students<http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/nutrition/snp/memos/over_50_revised-3-19-13.pdf> eligible to receive free and reduced price lunch? Then you may qualify for a grant to become an Afterschool Meal or Snack Program! Read the information below and visit ODE's Child Nutrition Programs website<http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4013> for more information about the grant.

10 Oregon libraries were summer food sites and may be willing to talk with you about what is required and the impact on the library to help you decide whether or not becoming an afterschool food site is right for your library. You can find out which libraries were summer food sites via the 2013 summer reading statistic<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/youthsvcs/srp.certificates/2013SRPstatisticsAndOrders.pdf>s (pages 25-28) and their contact information via the library directory<http://libdir.osl.state.or.us/>.

Questions about being a food site? Contact Darcy Miller, 503-947-5899 darcy.miller at state.or.us<mailto:darcy.miller at state.or.us>,  or Lynne Reinoso, lynne.reinoso at state.or.us<mailto:lynne.reinoso at state.or.us>, 503-947-5892.

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Grants available to help feed kids in afterschool settings!

We all know that kids are able to concentrate and do better in school when their stomachs are full. Do you work for an afterschool program that struggles to feed kids? Oregon has one-time grant funds available to help afterschool sponsors cover the start-up costs for the At-Risk Afterschool Meal and Snack Program (AMSP). Funds are also available for sponsors who are currently running AMSP, but need help to increase participation.

Requests for funds can be up to $10,000 per organization. Applications are being received beginning now, through February, 2015, or until all grant funds have been expended (submit your proposal soon!).

Visit  ODE's Child Nutrition Programs website<http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4013> for more information and to apply.

Oregon Department of Education & Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon are equal opportunity providers.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

URLs in case they hyperlinks don't work:

*         List of schools with 50% student eligibility: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/nutrition/snp/memos/over_50_revised-3-19-13.pdf

*         ODE's nutrition website: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4013

*         SRP statistics: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/youthsvcs/srp.certificates/2013SRPstatisticsAndOrders.pdf

*         Library directory: http://libdir.osl.state.or.us/
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