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2019 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant

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

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 (F/RP) meals.

Program Questions: Danielle Rice, email:, phone: 916-323-2538

Downloading Questions: Danielle Rice, School Nutrition Programs Specialist, e-mail:, tel. 916-323-2538 or 800-952-5609

Document Description
Management Bulletin SNP-14-2019
Availability of the 2019 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants.

Online Application External link opens in new window or tab.

Application for the 2019 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants. The NSD will only accept online applications.
Instructions Includes instructions for filling out each section of the grant application.
Scoring Criteria Includes detailed information on how the Nutrition Services Division will score responses on the application.
Good Standing Status Includes the criteria that the California Department of Education will consider in determining an agency's good standing status.
Grant Appeal Procedures Instructions for applicants that wish to appeal a grant award decision.
2015 National School Lunch Equipment Assistance Grant Procurement Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. The National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants Procurement Webinar explains and informs equipment assistance grant recipients of federal and state procurement requirements when using grant funds.

Assurances, Certifications, and Regulations

Document Description
General Assurances and Certifications
Required of applicants and grantees as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return the general assurances and certification with the application; instead, they must download them and keep them on file to be available for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should already have a copy of the general assurances and certifications on file and do not need to keep a separate copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

More about 2019 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant

Last Reviewed: Friday, October 11, 2019
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