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2017 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants

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


Funding Description

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 fruit 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.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public school districts, county offices of education, directly funded charter schools, private schools, and residential child care institutions that participate in the NSLP can apply for this grant. The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) will give priority to those sites that did not receive funds from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestments Act (ARRA) grants or the 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016 NSLP equipment grants. The NSD may consider SFAs with excess net cash resources (NCR) to be ineligible to receive an equipment grant. In accordance with Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 210.14(b), an SFA shall limit its NCR to an amount that does not exceed three month’s average expenditures for its food service account.
Other Eligibility Considerations The CDE will award competitive grants of up to $100,000 per SFA. Each SFA may apply for no more than five sites. The NSD will give priority to those SFAs with a higher free and reduced-price percentage. The NSD will also give priority to those SFAs that can explicitly document how the equipment purchased will reflect the intent of the grant with specific emphasis on impacting nutrition quality, serving healthier meals, and meeting nutritional standards.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority 2017 Agriculture Appropriations Act
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2017-18
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5314 / 8290
Total Available $2,974,840
Recipient Amount $100,000 per SFA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Recipients will receive 90 percent of the funding at the time of award with the remaining 10 percent awarded upon approval of all invoices. The CDE will recover funds from agencies that do not submit invoices for approved budget items within the award time frame.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 28, 2017
Due Date October 19, 2017
Expected Notification Date January 20, 2018

Additional Information

Application 2017 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/snpequip17rfa.asp]
Background 2017 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/mbsnp102017.asp]
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Results2017 NSLP Equipment Grant Results [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/snpequip17result.asp]
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Danielle Rice, 916-323-2538, drice@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Shea Sprecher, 916-323-2483, ssprecher@cde.ca.gov
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-322-3005 (phone), 916-445-5731 (fax)
Last Modified: August 29, 2017
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