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.
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), giveaways, 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-winners.
Winter 2021-2022 Application will open the first week of August.
“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 2021. 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 support Michigan schools by providing equipment and materials that will help meet school food service needs while increasing dairy consumption. there are a variety of opportunities listed below to provide the funding that best suits the school’s food service needs. The goal is to provide innovative opportunities to your school and expand others to maximize the best service to students through school meals.
- Personnel employed in the school nutrition department may apply for funding.
- Applications must be for a school building. Applications for a district will not be reviewed.
- School must participate in the National School Breakfast Program (SBP) and/or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or equivalent USDA Child Nutrition Programs during the 2021-2022 school year.
- School must serve at least one of the grades K-12.
- Schools awarded based on geographic location, performance on previous grants, strength of application, opportunity to increase meal participation or Average Daily Participation (ADP) and number of grant applications received.
- Complete applications required for funding consideration.
- Must be a school in Michigan.
- Schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 program preferred.