UPDATE: We have currently exceeded our grant distribution limitations. If you are still interested in submitting your CMATS application please do! Your name will be added to a waiting list in the order it was received. Should any mini-grants become available and/or any additional monies are provided by the funder, you will be notified immediately.
The National Head Start Association has proudly partnered with Share our Strength to connect young children to healthy food by offering Cooking Matters at the Store mini-grants.
Cooking Matters at the Store is an interactive grocery store tour that offers families tips and tricks for healthy eating on a budget. Smart shopping techniques like comparing unit prices, identifying whole grain products, and buying fruits and vegetables on a limited budgetare shared during the tours.
Click here to read a comprehensive list of grant completion steps, completed by a recent Cooking Matters at the Store tour leader.
Some highlights of this program include:
Phase 1 of the Cooking Matters at the Store $100 mini-grants (reaching 25 participants) is NOW CLOSED. Applications are no longer accepted. Tours must be completed by June 15, 2014
Phase 2 of the Cooking Matters at the Store $150 mini-grants (reaching 15 participants) is NOW CLOSED. Applications will be accepted throught January 31, 2014. Tours must be completed by June 15, 2014. Programs may request as many mini-grants as they can successfully facilitate by June 15, 2014.
|Phase|| Mini-grant |
| Mini-grant Participant |
| Phase I ||$100||25||NOW |
|June 15, 2014 |
|Phase2||$150||15||January 31, 2014 || June 15, 2014 |
Cooking Matters at the Store Provides:
To learn more, look over this fact sheet (PDF).
Phase 2 applications will be accepted through January 31, 2014. Please complete Acceptance of Requirements for Cooking Matters at the Store Mini-Grants form and accompanying W-9 form. Send the complete application materials to Siria Rioja at firstname.lastname@example.org.*
*Be sure to indicate the number of mini-grants requested on the bottom of the form. Please use your agency's information (i.e. EIN, mailing address, etc.) when completing the W-9 Form. The W-9 form must be received along with your application to process the mini-grant.
If you have any questions, please contact Siria Rioja at email@example.com.
Want to ask more questions?
Feel free to contact CMATS leaders who are leading successful tours:
Baldwin Park Unified School District ECE
Umatilla Morrow Head Start