Child Nutrition Request for Proposal


To help ensure food insecure children and their families in the region have year-round access to nutritious food, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) have joined together to launch a Child Nutrition Request For Proposal. UWCA and CFGB will consider grants of up to $100,000 per applicant for collaborative projects that expand the capacity, coordination, and availability of federally reimbursable summer and afterschool food programs for children. A total of $200,000 is available through this RFP.

Funding will support partners as they add or expand feeding sites, improve nutritional quality and variety of meals served, incorporate support and education for families, and leverage federal resources like the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program. Grantees must serve eligible areas within Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Walker, and/or St. Clair Counties, with priority given to high-need areas (see RFP link below for details). This RFP aligns with local and state public health plans and the work of the End Child Hunger in Alabama Task Force.

Interested organizations that serve Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and/or Walker Counties, and are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (including religious organizations) or government entity, should read the guidelines in the full RFP: Health RFP – Guideline


HOW TO APPLY:  Starting Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and ending with a deadline of Monday, May 18, 2015, applicants may submit a brief proposal through the CFGB on-line process here:
Grant Application Center
(If this is your first time using this system, you will need to select the Create New Account option.)


Potential applicants should discuss collaborative proposal ideas with CFGB and UWCA staff prior to submitting a brief proposal.

Please contact:

Gus Heard-Hughes, Senior Program Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

P: (205)327-3817,   OR

Kadie Peters, VP of Community Impact for Health, United Way of Central Alabama

P: (205)458-2168,