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Wisconsin Receives Grant to Start, Expand, Improve School Breakfast Programs

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently received $1,997,999 for a school breakfast expansion grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture which will help the state’s schools in starting, expanding, and improving school breakfast programs.

Schools starting a new breakfast program may be awarded up to $10,000 total over a two-year period of performance and schools expanding their breakfast programs may receive up to $4,000 total over the same timeframe. SFA’s will be notified when the application becomes available.

The USDA’s School Breakfast Program provides reimbursement to states to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The Wisconsin DPI administers the program at the state level, and local school food authorities operate the program in schools.

As of November 2020, about 15 million children nationwide across 91,000 schools and institutions participate in the program.

For more information on Wisconsin’s School Breakfast Program, visit the DPI’s website at