Maine Department of Education’s School Nutrition Team is pleased to share that grant funding is available to school administrative units with a public school who wish to implement a breakfast program after the start of the school day with an alternative delivery model. For a school to qualify, at least 50% of students must be eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch in SY 19, based on the ED534 report. This funding is available as a result of LD 701, an act to modernize the national school lunch program and school breakfast program. For additional information and to apply click here, or contact Kate Fayle, Child Nutrition Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This funding is available to help break the barriers that prevent schools from implementing an “after the bell” model.