School Meal Block Grants: How Much Would You Lose?


SNA Block Grant Calculator

By now, you’ve probably heard of the looming threat of damage a school meal program block grant could inflict on school nutrition programs. SNA’s easy to use, printable block grant calculator can you give you a clearer picture of potential losses to your local school meal program. Backing up your advocacy efforts with data makes an impression that’s hard to ignore and your legislators want to know exactly how their local communities could be affected. Attendees of SNA’s Legislative Action Conference are encouraged to bring their eye-opening results with them to the conference.

Some state’s and school districts have shared their potential losses. For example, the state of North Carolina (pdf) clocks in at a cumulative loss of over 131.3 million dollars. It’s clear to see that block granting school meal programs would devastate our ability to feed hungry students.

To use the Block Grant Calculator:

  • Complete the green fields.
  • Part one shows immediate loss of funds to your program.
  • Part two shows escalating cuts over three years.
  • Part three shows the cumulative losses after three years of a block grant.

Check out SNA’s block grant flyer for more information. Contact us at if you have any questions!

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