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Grants, Recognition, and Appropriations

Information on grants opportunities, recognition programs, and appropriations available to program operators of the Child Nutrition Programs.


National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant
Availability of the 2020 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Request for Application.

California Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Information about applying for and administering the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Taste of California Standardized Recipe Challenge Grant
Provides an overview of the 2021 Team Nutrition Taste of CA Challenge grant, project guidelines, instructions for how to apply, and resources.


Farm to Summer Celebration Week
Information about California’s Farm to Summer Celebration Week for summer meal program operators, including background, activities, trainings, partners, resources, awardees, and contact information.

Turnip the Beet Award
An overview and annual listing of the California Turnip the Beet Award winners.


Kitchen Infrastructure and Training Funds
The Kitchen Infrastructure and Training (KIT) Funds are state funds provided to eligible local educational agencies that are approved school nutrition program sponsors; funds can be used to purchase kitchen infrastructure and equipment, and to provide food service staff training.

Supply Chain Assistance Funds
The Supply Chain Assistance funding allocations provide eligible school food authorities with additional federal funds to help address challenges due to supply chain disruptions in the school meal programs.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 17, 2022
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