MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock, and Montana No Kid Hungry announced a private grant awarded to 18 schools across Montana. The grant will implement Breakfast After the Bell in the classroom. The grant totaled $70,125.
The 18 schools that received breakfast grants this cycle include:
- Riverside Middle School, Billings, $5000
- East Middle School, Butte, $5130
- Sunnyside School, Great Falls, $4432
- Helena High School, Helena, $4000
- Four Georgians Elementary School, Helena, $4700
- Jefferson Elementary School, Helena, $3,500
- Lockwood Middle School, Lockwood, $1300
- Poplar Middle School, Poplar, $4865
- Fred Moodry Middle School, Anaconda, $5000
- Ridge View Elementary School, Belgrade, $3767
- Chief Joseph Middle School, Bozeman, $4857
- Sacajawea Middle School, Bozeman, $4857
- Evergreen Jr. High School, Evergreen, $1735
- Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Great Falls, $4522
- Laurel Middle School, Laurel, $4800
- Lolo Middle School, Lolo, $2700
- Stevensville K-6 School, Stevensville, $2960
- Superior Elementary, Superior, $2000
All 18 schools were awarded with grant funding to implement Breakfast After the Bell. The program allows kids to eat school breakfast during or between morning lessons rather than in the cafeteria before classes begin. After adopting Breakfast After the Bell, schools see student participation in the breakfast program increase by double or more.
Schools can apply for funding online through the Montana No Kid Hungry grant portal, with opportunities available during the spring and fall. Anyone interested in starting a new breakfast program, transitioning their existing program to an alternative service model, or for questions about upcoming grant opportunities, contact Linda Cleatus at [email protected] or by phone at 406-444-3925.