Cooking Matters announces a competitive grant ! INFORMATIONAL GRANT WEBINAR (TOMORROW): Tuesday October 6th, 2020, 1:00 pm ET.

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Cooking Matters is excited to announce a competitive grant opportunity to current or new partners interested in offering online nutrition and food skills education that actively engages low-income parents and caregivers and their kids during the lesson. Through this grant, education must be delivered online and have a focus on parent-child engagement during the lesson.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that Cooking Matters and many programs are able to offer education.  To respond, Cooking Matters held listening sessions with low-income parents and caregivers to understand if and how they had been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and if and what they would be looking for in the online delivery of nutrition and food skills education.  Through these interviews we heard from caregivers that they want:

  • their kids to be involved in online food skills education
  • personal connection with the facilitator and other participants
  • flexible commitment, such as ways to go back to missed items or review programming on their own time 

Based on these themes, Cooking Matters is modifying our current 30-minute online parent programming to include parent-child engagement ideas during the lesson while providing space for parent connection and resources for continued digital learning after the lesson.  We will be asking grantees to test this programming with parents and caregivers of young kids

Important Dates:

INFORMATIONAL GRANT WEBINAR (TOMORROW): Tuesday October 6th, 2020, 1:00 pm ET. Pre-registration is required using this link.

APPLICATION DUE: October 19th 2020, 8pm ET

AWARDS ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL: No later than November 2nd 2020, 8 pm ET

 FUNDING DISBURSED: Grant checks will be mailed directly to the recipient organization’s address listed in the grant application. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery after awards have been announced.

GRANT PERIOD: November 15th 2020 - June 10th 2021

 Please see the attached announcement for details on the grant and how to apply if you are interested.