National Head Start Association

Cooking Matters at the Store




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 budget are shared during the tours.

All tours supported through this grant must be completed prior to June 30, 2015.



Grant Amount


The minimum grant amount you may request is $150 to reach 15 participants, and there is no maximum grant amount for which you may apply. Grant amounts are determined based on the number of participants you expect to reach, at a level of up to $10/participant.

For example, if you plan to reach a total of 50 participants (through multiple tours), you may apply for a grant of up to $500. If you have a request that includes items outside this general funding please email grants@strength.org.


Grant Requirements


  • All grant applicants must be 501c3 organizations in good standing or other nonprofit organizations eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible donations.
  • Organizations interested in leading Cooking Matters at the Store tours should meet the following general criteria:
    • Capacity to lead Cooking Matters at the Store tours in your community, including but not limited to recruit participants, identify tour leaders, and reach out to grocery stores
    • Reach parents/caregivers of children ages 5 and under
    • Commitment and enthusiasm among staff to implement the program
  • All grant recipients will be asked to provide data to Share Our Strength confirming the number of tour participants they have reached within one week of the tour date(s).
  • All tours supported through this grant must be completed by June 30, 2015.

Eligibility


(You must be an NHSA member to apply.)

If you are located in one of the following states, you are eligible to apply:
CA, CT, FL, GS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NYC, OH, OR


Applying for a Grant


If your organization is interested in leading Cooking Matters at the Store tours in your community, and would like to apply for a grant to support your work, please review the timeline below and information in this grant announcement to ensure you qualify as a candidate.

Using these instructions as a guide, start the application process.

You must use the following access code to enter the application: NHSAPART2015

Please email any questions to grants@mmseducation.com.


Timeline


March 10, 2015: Application Deadline
June 30, 2015: All Tours Completed