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USDA School Breakfast Expansion Grant


In September 2021 USDA awarded Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) $1,997,999 for the School Breakfast Expansion (SBE) grant to subgrant to qualifying SFAs.

The application period closed on 11:59pm on June 9, 2022.

The SBE grant is intended to increase school breakfast participation in Wisconsin. Qualifying schools received grants to establish, maintain, or expand an existing School Breakfast Program (SBP), promote breakfast within the school community, and enhance the nutritional quality of foods served. DPI awarded subgrants with the priority for schools with the greatest number 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.

The award period for the SBE grant will span a period of two years from September 30, 2021 – September 30, 2023. The maximum each school received was $10,000 over two years for starting a new breakfast program or $4,000 over two years for expanding an existing breakfast program.

Schools that received the grant could use the funds:

  • To establish, promote, or expand their SBP;
  • To extend the period school breakfast is available during the day;
  • To change or add breakfast service models;
  • For staff costs and/or labor, contractors, meeting expenses, travel, and training;
  • To provide school breakfast to students of the qualifying school during the school day;
  • To increase the nutritional content and/or quality of the food served;
  • For program promotion and outreach activities to increase participation;
  • For equipment under the capitalization threshold and supplies; or
  • For other SBP related purposes.

Frequently asked questions about the School Breakfast Expansion grant may be answered through this Q & A document

USDA SBP Expansion Grant Awardees


School Breakfast Specialists