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USDA School Breakfast Expansion Grant


In September 2023, the USDA awarded the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) $1,819,722 for the School Breakfast Expansion (SBE) grant to subgrant to qualifying SFAs.

The FY2023 SBE grant is intended to improve the nutritional quality of school breakfast in Wisconsin. SFAs with qualifying schools could receive up to $20,000 over the span of two years to improve meal quality and support healthy and appealing breakfasts that meet the current standards and support stronger nutrition standards including reducing added sugar and sodium, increasing and promoting a variety of protein sources, whole grains, milk, fruits and vegetables. DPI will award subgrants from all qualified applications by prioritizing schools with the greatest percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, so that schools may improve student access to nutritious breakfasts, thereby fostering better student health and education outcomes.

Qualifying Schools

Schools (having an SBP or initiating an SBP prior to January 3, 2024) in which 40 percent or more of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) lunches served to students at the school in September, October and November of 2022 were served free or at a reduced price.

Example use of grant funds:

SFAs may use grant funds to increase nutritional content and/or quality of the School Breakfast Program including:

  • Staff costs associated with labor hours, and travel for trainings that advance nutrition quality or production
  • For outreach activities and program promotion regarding the nutritional quality of SBP
  • For equipment costs under the capitalization threshold and supplies

**Grant funds may not be used to purchase food.**

How To Apply

The application period has closed. The deadline for submission was December 15, 2023. 

Frequently asked questions about the School Breakfast Expansion grant may be answered through this FAQ Document

USDA SBP Expansion Grant Awardees


School Breakfast Specialists