After the Bell (ATB), Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)

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.