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
300 and below 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 2017/Early 2018 Oct. 25, 2017 Oct. 26-Nov.27, 2017 Nov. 28, 2017
Spring 2018 Jan. 11, 2018 Jan. 12-Feb.2, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018
Start of school year 2018/2019 May 10, 2018 May 11-June 1, 2018 June 4, 2018

Download application materials here: 2017 ATB BIC Grant Materials, and call 508-430-8130 with questions.