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Start-up and Expansion Grants for At-Risk Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs


Expand at-risk afterschool and summer meal programs.Idea, outreach, enrichment,  equipment, labor.

During the 2021-2023 biennium the Oregon Department of Education has approximately $518,000 available for At-Risk Afterschool, Seamless Summer Option and Summer Meal Programs Start-Up 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).

Start-up and Expansion grant Round 2 deadline extended to May 13, 2022. If an application for Round 2 was previously submitted to Noemi Rios, please resubmit your application to Jeanie Stuntzner at

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.

Eligible Programs Start Up 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.

SFSP Promotion Resources

SFSP Meals Toolkit

No Kid Hungry Afterschool At-Risk Best Practices

CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Best Practices 

Application Forms

The current grant application is in an Excel Format. Please open and save a copy of the application to your computer prior to filling it out. Please email completed applications, all additional required documentation and/or RFA specific questions to

Start-Up and Expansion Grant RFA

Att A Application

Att B Certification Sheet

Att C Sample Grant

Att D Uses of Funds

Application Resources

Grant Managers

For CACFP, SFSP or SSO program participation or grant eligibility questions please email

Post-Grant Award Items