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201718 California-grown Fresh School Meals Grant

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

Funding Description

These grants provide up to $125,000 per school site to encourage schools to purchase California-grown food and to expand the number of freshly prepared school meals that use California-grown ingredients.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria SFAs agree to purchase California-grown food items and to expand the number of freshly prepared school meals that use California-grown ingredients, in accordance with the federal National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program. Preference will be given to sites with at least 50 percent of the enrolled students approved for free or reduced-price meals, and that provide professional development to food service employees, and that partner with organizations that provide California-grown food.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
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 Established by an appropriation to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for school districts as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202 of the Education Code, for the 201718 fiscal year from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2017-18
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7024 / 8520
Total Available $1,500,000
Recipient Amount Up to $125,000 per school
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 5, 2018
Due Date March 1, 2018
Expected Notification Date April 23, 2018

Additional Information

Application RFA-18: California-grown Fresh []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Results2017 California Grown Grant  []
Other Nutrition Services Division will not accept faxed applications.


Program Gina Stahlecker, 916-445-1640,
Fiscal Elia Bassin, 916-319-0403,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-322-1450 (phone), 916-445-5731 (fax)
Last Modified: April 13, 2018
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