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National School Lunch Programs Equipment Assistance Reallocation

Funding Description

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.


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


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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service School Meals Policy Memos: (Outside Source) (Outside Source)


Program Narinder Dosanjh, 916-445-7360,
Fiscal Jill Hayashida, 916-445-4815,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-445-5731 (fax)
Last Modified: March 28, 2013
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