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61 new free summer meal sites created by Iowa grant [Video]

DES MOINES — A state grant program will fund 61 new free summer meal sites for Iowa children in low-income families including four districts in Northwest Iowa, the state education department has announced.

The $900,000 grant program was created by Gov. Kim Reynolds after she declined $29 million in federal funding to remain in a federal program that provided $40 per month to low-income families for food during the summer months.

The new state program still is supported by federal dollars: Reynolds used federal pandemic assistance funding to finance the program.

Four Journal area school districts applied for funds and will receive some funding although less than most of their requests.  Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto asked for $69,600; South O’Brien sought $22,950, River Valley requested $15,000; and Spencer Community School District, applied for $24,900. Each district received the same $16,639 allocation. 

Under the new Summer Meal Program Expansion Grant program, 38 grant …

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Embrace Tech for PTO PTA Fundraising for Schools [Video]

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