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Startup and Expansion Grants for At-Risk Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs


During the 2023-2025 biennium the Oregon Department of Education has approximately $540,000 available for At-Risk Afterschool, Seamless Summer Option and Summer Meal Programs Startup and Expansion grants. These funds are pass-through funds provided by the State of Oregon and administered by the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP).

Grant Information Modules

This information module has been voiced and uploaded to YouTube and provides additional information and guidance regarding the grant. Additional modules will be added soon.

  • Startup and Expansion Grant Webinar - coming soon

Eligible Programs Startup and Expansion Resources

Looking for ideas or resources to expand your program? Check out these resources highlighting successful programs and what expansion strategies have worked for them.

Questions and Answers for Startup and Expansion Grant RFA

SFSP Promotion Resources

SFSP Meals Toolkit

No Kid Hungry Afterschool At-Risk Best Practices

CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Best Practices 

Application Forms

The grant application is open! Please see the RFA for deadlines and more information. For questions regarding the Startup and Expansion Grant, please submit via Smartsheet Form.

Startup and Expansion Grant RFA

RFA Startup and Expansion Grants Addendum 1


Att A Evaluation Questions

Att B Certification Sheet

Att C Sample Grant

Att D Uses of Funds

Att E Application Budget

Att F Insurance Requirements

Round 1 -  Intent to Award

Round 2 - Intent to Award

Application Resources

Outreach Coordinator

For CACFP, SFSP or SSO program participation questions please email

Post-Grant Award Items