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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).

The Start-up and Expansion grant Round 4 application submission period is now open! Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis until March 16, 2023

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 now a SmartSheet form. Please complete the SmartSheet form and upload all additional required documents (Att A and Att B) prior to submitting the form. Please email any RFA specific questions to:

Start-Up and Expansion Grant RFA

Start-Up and Expansion Grant RFA Addendum 1

Start-Up and Expansion Grant RFA Addendum 2


Att A Evaluation Questions

Att B Certification Sheet

Att C Sample Grant

Att D Uses of Funds

Att E Application Budget

Start-Up and Expansion Grant RFA Q&A

Application Resources

Grant Managers

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

Post-Grant Award Items