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National School Lunch Programs Equipment Assistance Reallocation

The California Department of Education was awarded $195,561 in reallocation funds from the remaining balance from the 2010 Equipment Assistance Grants. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) equipment assistance grants are to improve the infrastructure in the NSLP; however, the authority for the grants was provided in the context of the overall effort to stimulate activity within the American economy.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Only agencies that participate in the NSLP and who applied for the 2009 ARRA Grant, but did not receive a grant award, are eligible to participate. Applicants were required to submit a grant application package by May 27, 2009. Schools must have demonstrated their ability to spend the grant funds within three months of receipt as well as the need for the equipment focusing on four areas: 1) equipment lending itself to improving meal quality, 2) equipment that improves food safety, 3) energy efficient equipment, and 4) equipment that supports an increase in participation.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Schools were chosen based on their percentage of free/reduced-price students, with the highest priority given to schools with the highest percentage of low-income students, to the maximum extent practicable.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2011/SP12%20-2011_os.pdf
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5370 / 8220
Total Available $195,561
Recipient
Amount
Various
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Competitive grant review process of previous applicants from the 2009 ARRA grant will determine the eligible participants.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/nslpeg11result.asp
Other Please visit:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/iaequipgrantclarif.asp
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/equipgrant.asp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service School Meals Policy Memos:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2010/SP_32%20-%202010_os.pdf (Outside Source)

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2010/SP_19-2010_os.pdf (Outside Source)

Contacts

Program Narinder Dosanjh
Phone : 916-445-7360
E-mail : ndosanjh@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Jill Hayashida
Phone : 916-445-4815
E-mail : jhayashida@cde.ca.gov
Division Nutrition Services Division
Phone : 916-445-0850
Fax : 916-445-5731

Last Modified: March 28, 2013

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