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Local Food for Schools Funding

Funding Description

The Local Food for Schools (LFS) funding provides additional federal fund allocations to eligible School Food Authorities (SFA) to alleviate supply chain disruptions in the school meal programs. Funds must be used exclusively to purchase local unprocessed or minimally processed domestic food products to support the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP).


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LFS funds are only available to SFAs (including school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, private nonprofit schools, Residential Child Care Institutions, and tribal schools currently operating the NSLP and/or SBP.)
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Federal Award Identification Number - AM23CPLFS000C002
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5466 / 8220
Total Available $23,071,364
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding will be a base payment of $5,000, given to all eligible SFAs that opt-in, and a proportional funding amount based on each SFA's share of statewide student enrollment. Enrollment data from October 2021 will be used to determine the proportional amount.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Local Food for Schools []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsLocal Food for Schools Funding Results 2022 []
Other Unavailable


Program Local Food for Schools Funds Team,
Fiscal Richard Nakahara, 800-952-5609,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 800-952-5609
Last Modified: May 21, 2024
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