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2013 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

This grant will allow school food authorities (SFA) to purchase the equipment needed to serve healthier meals, meet the new nutritional standards with an emphasis on more fresh fruits and vegetables, improve food safety, and expand access. It gives priority to those SFAs that are high need and have 50 percent or more enrolled students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Program Questions: Jennifer Howerter, e-mail:, tel. 916-327-6158

Downloading Questions: Jennifer Howerter, School Nutrition Programs Specialist, e-mail:, tel. 916-327-6158 or 800-952-5609.

Document Description
Management Bulletin

Letter of Intent: Availability of the 2013 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants
Instructions (DOC) Instructions: Includes instructions for filling out each section of the grant application.
Scoring Criteria (DOC) Scoring Criteria: Includes detailed information on how the Nutrition Services Division will score responses on the application.
Application: Sections 1-4 (DOC)

Section 1: School Food Authority Information - Complete only one copy of this section per district or agency.
Section 2: Site Information- Complete this section for each applicant site.
Section 3: Site Level Equipment Request- Use this form to identify the items of equipment that will be placed within the site. One copy of this form must accompany each Site Information sheet.

Section 4: Equipment Budget/Need - Use this form to identify the items of equipment that you propose to purchase for one or more sites. Complete as many copies of this form as necessary to include all items.

Good Standing Status (DOC) Good Standing Status: Includes the criteria that the California Department of Education will consider in determining an agency's good standing status.
Grant Appeal Procedures (DOC) Grant Appeal Procedures: Instructions for applicants that wish to appeal a grant award decision.

Assurances, Certifications, and Regulations

Document Description
General Assurances and Certifications
Required of applicants and grantees as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return the general assurances and certification with the application; instead, they must download them and keep them on file to be available for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should already have a copy of the general assurances and certifications on file and do not need to keep a separate copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).
Management Bulletin SNP-14-2014 By accepting a grant award, districts/agencies agree to comply with certain governmental regulations. It is the district/agency's responsibility to be familiar with these regulations. Applicants do not need to sign and return anything regarding these regulations.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, March 7, 2016

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