FY25 School-Based Food Assistance Grant Program
Opens Jul 3 2024 09:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline Jul 26 2024 12:00 PM (EDT)
$40,000.00 to $300,000.00
Description

The Office of Food Systems Resilience (OFSR), in partnership with the Office of Grants Management (OGM), is soliciting grant applications for the County’s FY 2025 School-Based Food Assistance Program from food assistance provider organizations that are currently providing school-based food assistance services at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) sites. $1,250,000 in total grant funding is available to support programs that increase food security for students and their families and are co-located at an MCPS school site. Funding may be awarded to new initiatives or expansion or continuation of programs at current or additional sites. All awarded programs through the FY25 School-Based Food Assistance Grant Program must: 

  • Demonstrate past experience with successful operation of school-based food assistance programs in partnership with MCPS; 
  • Describe a quickly actionable program model for services at new school(s); and 
  • Identify potential zip codes, capacity, resource needs, and format for expanded services. 

Successful applicants will be asked to serve specific MCPS schools identified based on alignment of individual school’s needs with providers’ current programs, experience, and capacity. Awardees will be matched with one or multiple school(s) following the grant review period; the school match(es) will be indicated in grant agreements. 

The minimum award that applicants may request is $40,000 and maximum award is $300,000. Final award amounts may be lower than $40,000. The performance period for these grant awards is anticipated to be on/about August 15, 2024 to on/about June 30, 2025. 

Key Program Dates:

  • Program Opens for Applications: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • MS Teams Live Grant Program Information Session: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM 
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Key Program Resources:

Applications that are incomplete, do not meet legal requirements, or are submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applicants requiring an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation should contact the Office of Grants Management to discuss alternative submission options. Applications that are incomplete, do not meet legal requirements, or are submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. For alternate ADA submission options please contact the Office of Grants Management using the contact information below: 

Ali Hoy, Program Manager II, OGM
(240) 773-3384
grants@montgomerycountymd.gov

For any technical questions related to the application, please contact the OFSR using the contact information below: 

Catherine Nardi, Program Manager, OFSR
(202) 816-9083
Catherine.Nardi@montgomerycountymd.gov 


In addition to submitting this application, organizations should also do the following:

  • Register and create a profile on this platform for each team member who will be working on your application.  Click on the green "Register" button in the top right corner to get started.
  • Verify that your organization is registered with the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT).  Click here to go to the SDAT Business Express site to confirm.  Even if your organization is registered in another jurisdiction, you must be registered with SDAT for Montgomery County to finalize an award with your organization.
  • If your organization is not in Good Standing with SDAT, take the necessary steps to get back into Good Standing.  SDAT will advise what steps are required.  Montgomery County cannot finalize an award with you or organization if you are not in Good Standing.  Your application for a grant could be disqualified if you are not in Good Standing.
  • Register with the Montgomery County Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS) by clicking here.  If you or your organization receives an award from the County then you will need to be registered with CVRS to receive payments.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Ali Hoy, Outgoing Grants Program Manager of the Office of Grants Management, by calling 240-773-3384 or emailing grants@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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FY25 School-Based Food Assistance Grant Program


The Office of Food Systems Resilience (OFSR), in partnership with the Office of Grants Management (OGM), is soliciting grant applications for the County’s FY 2025 School-Based Food Assistance Program from food assistance provider organizations that are currently providing school-based food assistance services at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) sites. $1,250,000 in total grant funding is available to support programs that increase food security for students and their families and are co-located at an MCPS school site. Funding may be awarded to new initiatives or expansion or continuation of programs at current or additional sites. All awarded programs through the FY25 School-Based Food Assistance Grant Program must: 

  • Demonstrate past experience with successful operation of school-based food assistance programs in partnership with MCPS; 
  • Describe a quickly actionable program model for services at new school(s); and 
  • Identify potential zip codes, capacity, resource needs, and format for expanded services. 

Successful applicants will be asked to serve specific MCPS schools identified based on alignment of individual school’s needs with providers’ current programs, experience, and capacity. Awardees will be matched with one or multiple school(s) following the grant review period; the school match(es) will be indicated in grant agreements. 

The minimum award that applicants may request is $40,000 and maximum award is $300,000. Final award amounts may be lower than $40,000. The performance period for these grant awards is anticipated to be on/about August 15, 2024 to on/about June 30, 2025. 

Key Program Dates:

  • Program Opens for Applications: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • MS Teams Live Grant Program Information Session: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM 
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Key Program Resources:

Applications that are incomplete, do not meet legal requirements, or are submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applicants requiring an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation should contact the Office of Grants Management to discuss alternative submission options. Applications that are incomplete, do not meet legal requirements, or are submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. For alternate ADA submission options please contact the Office of Grants Management using the contact information below: 

Ali Hoy, Program Manager II, OGM
(240) 773-3384
grants@montgomerycountymd.gov

For any technical questions related to the application, please contact the OFSR using the contact information below: 

Catherine Nardi, Program Manager, OFSR
(202) 816-9083
Catherine.Nardi@montgomerycountymd.gov 


In addition to submitting this application, organizations should also do the following:

  • Register and create a profile on this platform for each team member who will be working on your application.  Click on the green "Register" button in the top right corner to get started.
  • Verify that your organization is registered with the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT).  Click here to go to the SDAT Business Express site to confirm.  Even if your organization is registered in another jurisdiction, you must be registered with SDAT for Montgomery County to finalize an award with your organization.
  • If your organization is not in Good Standing with SDAT, take the necessary steps to get back into Good Standing.  SDAT will advise what steps are required.  Montgomery County cannot finalize an award with you or organization if you are not in Good Standing.  Your application for a grant could be disqualified if you are not in Good Standing.
  • Register with the Montgomery County Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS) by clicking here.  If you or your organization receives an award from the County then you will need to be registered with CVRS to receive payments.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Ali Hoy, Outgoing Grants Program Manager of the Office of Grants Management, by calling 240-773-3384 or emailing grants@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Value

$40,000.00 to $300,000.00

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Opens
Jul 3 2024 09:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline
Jul 26 2024 12:00 PM (EDT)