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Monday, August 6, 2018

One week to go for 10 Cents a Meal grant applications: Deadline 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 13


Just one week remains until the 10 Cents a Meal grant application deadline closes at 9 a.m. Monday, August 13th. 

Help your schools apply for a 10 Cents grant!  new tip sheet that went out in the 10 Cents a Meal e-newsletter is available to help make the application process easy and successful. 

  • Are you signed up for the 10 Cents e-newsletter? Sign up at 
  • Your schools can also find a set of helpful tools and resources at a re-organized, under the tab Tools for Schools
  • Here you will find a link to Grant Application Information including the grant application tips sheet, recent webinars, articles, and resources aimed at guiding your school through the grant application process.  
  • You'll also find a link to Build Your Farm to School Program with additional resources that can help schools be successful applicants and grantees by focusing on procuring, preparing, and promoting Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and planning related educational activities.

10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms is a state pilot program that provides schools with up to 10 cents per meal in match funding to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes. 10 Cents funding has increased from $375,000 to $575,000, allowing the program to serve schools located in five of Michigan's 10 Prosperity RegionsHere are the counties for each of the eligible prosperity regions:

Region 2: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford
Region 4: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa 
Region 6: Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola
Region 8: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren
Region 9: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Washtenaw

Eligible schools should look for an email from Diane Golzynski, Director, Office of Health and Nutrition Services, Michigan Department of Education.

Questions about the tip sheet or resources at Contact


*Please note my email address has changed to

Diane Conners  |  Senior Policy Specialist
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

P   231-499-3937

T   @grndwk

A  148 E Front St, Suite 301  |  Traverse City, MI 49684 

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