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Team Nutrition Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California Grant

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) awarded the Nutrition Services Division (NSD) the 2015 Team Nutrition (TN) Training Grant in the amount of $344,998. The TN Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (SLM) of California (CA) (TN SLM of CA) grant total for school food authorities is $340,000 to support funding approximately 25 school food authorities (SFA) up to $13,600 to implement the TN SLM strategies with nutrition education at two TN school sites.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria According to Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 210.2, an SFA is defined as “the governing body which is responsible for the administration of one or more schools; and has the legal authority to operate the Program therein or be otherwise approved by FNS to operate the Program.” Therefore, public school districts, county offices of education (COE), direct-funded charter schools, private schools, and residential child care institutions who are SFAs are eligible to apply on behalf of elementary school sites that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Who May Apply:

School districts and COEs are eligible to apply for this grant on behalf of their school sites. A school district or COE may apply on behalf of a direct-funded charter school if the school district or COE operates the NSLP for the direct-funded charter school.
Other Eligibility Considerations In addition, the SFA and school sites must be in good standing with all child nutrition programs as defined by the NSD.

Applications will be scored based on the quality of the project proposal and completion of the application. Criteria includes but is not limited to the capacity of the school district to implement the grant objectives, need for grant, proposed project design, evaluation, budget, and plan for sustainability.
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 Child Nutrition & WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2015-16
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5454 / 8290
Total Available $340,000
Recipient Amount $13,600
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula If awarded, the SFA will receive a total of $13,600 for two TN school sites ($6,800 per school).

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 5, 2016
Due Date March 7, 2016
Expected Notification Date April 20, 2016

Additional Information

Application RFA-15: Team Nutrition SLM of CA Program []
Background Smarter Lunchrooms Movement []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsResult-15: Team Nutrition SLM Funding Results  []
Other Note: The NSD is reopening this original request for applications to allocate the remaining funds to the highest ranking applicants received at the close of the RFA. The previous applicants with qualifying scores have been notified of our intent to award. Previous applicants that did not receive notification are encouraged to reapply.


Program Heather Reed, 916-323-3581,
Fiscal Sauncerae Gans, 916-323-6775,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-322-2498 (phone), 916-319-0122 (fax)
Last Modified: February 5, 2016
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