School Grant Programs
High School Chocolate Milk Grants
Your high school athletes could be the next Michigan chocolate milk mustache celebrities!
If your high school athletes aren’t powering up with low-fat chocolate milk, then this is a great opportunity to get started! Chocolate milk is ‘Nature’s Sports Drink’, and provides many important nutrients needed for overall health, including calcium, potassium and vitamin D.
We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year!
Moving forward, there will be a new component of the grant. Teams will need to select from one of two community outreach opportunities. Click on the links directly below to learn more about these new additions.
High school sports teams in Michigan will be rewarded with cash to purchase low-fat chocolate milk for their team to replenish after practices and games for the entire season (cash value determined by size of team), up to two soft-sided wheeled cooler bags for easy milk transport, prizes, nutrition education materials to use for the promotion of Chocolate Milk: Nature’s Sports Drink, and professional posters featuring the teams’ chocolate milk mustache photo!
Click here for a complete list of our previous Chocolate Milk: Nature’s Sports Drink grant-winning schools.
The Winter 2020-2021 application is now open and will close on Friday, October 9th.
“This wonderful chocolate milk grant has been nothing but spectacular for
my cross country teams. I truly believe that it has helped in reducing injuries and has also helped with quicker recovery time. And because of this, we exceeded our team and personal goals. Another great aspect this grant brings to a team is that it generates positive team chemistry. We truly enjoyed posing for the picture, and our after practice chocolate milk social gatherings were priceless for team bonding. Selfishly, I wish I could apply annually for this amazing grant. If your school or sports program needs a fantastic nutritional boost, look no further than the Milk Means More chocolate milk grant.”
— Ed Sanders, Cross Country Coach, Mason County Central
Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants
Schools looking for additional support to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities are encouraged to apply for the competitive grant available through Fuel Up to Play 60.
The next grant cycle will be open at FuelUptoPlay60.com in the spring of 2020. To qualify for funding, schools must:
- Enroll in Fuel Up to Play 60
- Have a registered Program Advisor
- Participate in the National School Lunch Program
Other School Grants
There are currently no additional grants available.
Moolah for Schools
United Dairy Industry of Michigan is proud to partner with schools to provide equipment and materials that will help with your school food service needs while increasing dairy consumption. We encourage you to explore the variety of opportunities we have listed below and apply for the funding that best suits your needs. Our goal is to bring new opportunities to your school and expand others to maximize the best service to students through school meals.
> Only personnel employed in the school nutrition department may apply for funding.
> School must participate in the National School Lunch Program.
> School must include at least one of the grades K-12.
> Schools awarded based on geographic location, performance on previous grants, the strength of application, opportunity to increase Average Daily Participation (ADP) and the number of grant applications received.
> Incomplete applications will not be accepted for funding consideration.