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Commercial Dishwasher Grant

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

The California State Legislature apportioned $15 million for the purchase and installation costs of energy-efficient commercial dishwashers to reduce reliance on single use food service ware. All local educational agencies (LEA) that are sponsors of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP), including school districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools, are eligible to apply for this competitive grant opportunity.

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Document Description
Online Application
Online grant application using Snap Survey. Printable version available for content review. The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) will only accept online applications.
Instructions (DOCX)
Provides information on the grant such as who can apply, how to apply, deadlines, scoring, and other important information.
Funding Profile
Public notification of the grant program and funding information.
Good Standing Status

Includes the criteria that the NSD will consider in determining an agency's good standing status.

Grant Appeal Procedures
For grant appeals, agencies will have 10 calendar days to contact the NSD to request information regarding the reason for the grant denial.
Commercial Dishwasher Definition External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Department of Education is establishing the Energy Star Product Specification Criteria for Commercial Dishwashers, Version 3.0 as the minimum standard for energy-efficient commercial dishwashers purchased with these funds.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description
General Assurances and Certifications
Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, March 04, 2024
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