Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program
The Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program is a State grant program that provides funding to Maryland public institutions of higher education and regional higher education centers to support efforts to address food insecurity among students on Maryland campuses.
Purpose: The purpose of the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program is to:
- Address student hunger.
- Leverage more sustainable solutions to address basic food needs on campus.
- Raise awareness of services currently offered on campus that address basic food needs.
- Build strategic partnerships at the local, state, and national levels to address food insecurity among students.
Authorization: Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, Subtitle 17. Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program, §§ 11-1701 through 11-1706.
Eligibility: To be eligible for funding, Maryland public institutions of higher education and regional higher education centers must (1) be designated as a hunger-free campus AND (2) pledge a matching contribution to be used to implement the goals of the program.
Funding: The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) will award grant funding to any Maryland public institution of higher education or regional higher education center (RHEC) that has been designated as a hunger-free campus and pledges a 25% matching contribution to be used to implement the goals of the program. FY 2023 awards will total $150,000.
Grant Period: September 2022 – September 2023
Application Due Date: Friday, August 26, 2022 by 4:00 PM
Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program RFA
Appendix A (PDF) Appendix A (Word)
Appendix B (PDF) Appendix B (Word)
Appendix C (PDF) Appendix C (Word)
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