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Feed Your Brain Application Instructions

About Feed Your Brain

Since 2001, School’s Out Washington has worked in partnership with the Discuren Charitable Foundation, and since 2010 Page Ahead, to address summer learning loss and summertime hunger through the Feed Your Brain project, which provides grants and training to schools, community-based organizations and/or tribes running summer programs in rural areas of Washington State. The overarching goal of Feed Your Brain is to increase the number of children who participate in academic and enrichment activities and receive at least two nutritious meals through the federally subsidized Summer Feeding Service Program.

Starting in 2019, the Feed Your Brain program will transition from a one-year award period to a three-year award period. Funded programs will receive up to $5,000 funding per summer cycle (2019, 2020, 2021) beginning Summer 2019 and continuing through Summer 2020 and ending at the end of the 2021 funding cycle (August).

In addition, funded programs will receive one Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment (SLPQA) at the beginning of each funding cycle, one full day of in person coaching and goal setting, and continued virtual (email, phone, Skype, etc.) coaching throughout the funding period. Participation in the Program Quality Improvement (PQI) component is mandatory.

Awards may be up to $15,000 for a three-year funding period (up to $5,000/cycle year). Funds may be used to pay for costs associated with summer learning activities (salaries, training, transportation, curriculum, supplies, equipment, furniture and contracted services). Funds may not be used for programming during the school year and/or outside of the contract and/or cycle dates, the purchase of food, or religious instruction.


A more detailed timeline will be given to awardees in April of each funding cycle year.

Instructions for completing online grant application

Who May Apply/Minimum Requirements

Terms for Contracts

For questions about the Feed Your Brain project, please contact Benjamin Baird by email at or by phone at 509-768-4010.