Grants to expand alternative breakfast programs in Pa.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced $900,000 in mini grants to expand alternative breakfast programs at school districts throughout the state, Pittsburgh Action News reports. The governor secured the additional funding as part of the 2017-18 state budget.
“Students who start the day with a healthy breakfast are ready to focus and learn,” Wolf said in a press release. “Expanding access to school breakfast is an effective way to positively impact the lives and performance of individual students, as well as improve the overall climate in schools and classrooms.”
While more than 3,000 schools in the state offer breakfast, less than half offer alternative breakfast, according to the governor’s office. Types of alternative breakfast programs include grab-and-go breakfast and breakfast in the classroom.
Schools have until April 6 to apply for the grants.