SNA Introduces Block Grant Calculator

2018-02-07 | School Nutrition Association

School meal block grants are the biggest threat to school nutrition programs today, but what does this mean for your schools and your students? SNA has put together a Block Grant Calculator*, which allows you to see a best-case-scenario estimate of funding cuts to your program. Under a block grant, loss of entitlement funding—along with the elimination of six cent certification, paid meal reimbursements and adjustments for inflation—would be detrimental to the overall well-being and academic success of students. Input your information to see how the change would affect your schools, then share your results with all interested stakeholders, such as state and federal legislators, school board members and superintendents. Check out SNA’s block grant flyer for more information!

To use the Block Grant Calculator:

  • Complete the green fields.
  • Part one shows immediate loss of funds to your program.
  • Part two shows percent decrease in funds over three years.
  • Part three shows the cumulative losses over three years.

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*The calculator was updated to reflect more comprehensive loss of funds. Please ensure you are using the latest version.