To combat childhood hunger, and improve student learning Eos is committed to fund ATB BIC programming in high-poverty schools and districts across Massachusetts.
In our Commonwealth’s high-poverty communities, school breakfast participation averages ~40%. As a result of this low participation, over 150,000 children are missing out on school breakfast each school day, and our state is leaving over $30 million in USDA school breakfast reimbursements on the table each year.
ATB BIC is proven to increase access in and participation in school breakfast. Benefits of the program include: lower absentee and tardy rates, fewer morning nurses visits and behavioral problems, and higher academic achievement. The majority of Massachusetts schools operating ATB BIC maintain 80%+ participation rates, drawing down USDA reimbursements that sustain the program beyond grants from private funders like Eos.
Since 2013, when Eos began this grant program, over 30,000 more high-need students are participating in breakfast each school day. Click here for a list of schools that have received ATB BIC launch funding to date.
ATB BIC Launch Grant Opportunity
Eos provides one-time grant awards up to $10,000 to eligible Massachusetts schools/districts and charter public schools eager to make breakfast part of their school day by launching or expanding ATB BIC programming.
|School Enrollment||Eligible grant amount|
|1-99||Up to $2,500|
|100-300||Up to $5,000|
|301-600||Up to $7,500|
|601 and above||Up to $10,000|
RFP Dates and Deadlines
We accept applications on a rolling-basis throughout the year with review preference given to those who apply by three submission deadlines.
|Planning to Launch||Submission Deadline||Application Review Period||Notified by Date|
|Late 2018/Early 2019||Nov. 1, 2018||Nov. 2-27, 2018||Nov. 28, 2018|
|Spring 2019||Feb. 25, 2019||Feb. 26-March 28, 2019||March 29, 2019|
|Start of school year 2019/2020||May 15, 2019||May 16-June 5, 2019||June 6, 2019|
Download application materials here: 2018 ATB BIC Grant Materials, and call 508-430-8130 with questions.