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2022 KIT Office Hours Webinar


The California Department of Education's (CDE) Nutrition Services Division will convene a 2022 Kitchen Infrastructure and Training (KIT) Funds Office Hours webinar on December 8, 2022, at 1 p.m.

Description

We will provide an overview of the available 2022 KIT funding options, including the additional voluntary funding for agencies who can attest that 40 percent of their meals beginning next year will meet the freshly prepared onsite meal definition. We will leave ample time for participants to ask questions.

Webinar Schedule

Kitchen Infrastructure and Training Office Hours Webinar

Thursday, December 8, 2022

1 p.m.

Registration

This webinar is free to attend on Zoom. Please register in advance for this webinar External link opens in new window or tab..

After registering, you will see a screen that says Webinar Registration Approved with a link to the webinar. You will also receive several emails with the information about joining the webinar. First, you will receive confirmation the day you register and then you will receive two reminder emails: one day and one hour prior to the webinar. If for some reason you cannot find the email confirmation or do not receive the reminders, you can always reregister.

Tip for Attendees

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Zoom.

If for some reason you receive an error message that the host has declined your webinar registration, try using an alternate email address. While not ideal, you may also join by phone if you have technical issues logging in from your computer.

Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to state and federal statutes, individuals with a disability may request reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this webinar. Please note that Live Captioning will be available during the webinar.

Reminders

  • December 9, 2022, by 5 p.m.: Deadline to submit an online registration form. A link to the form can be found on the Guidelines tab of the CDE 2022 KIT Funds web page.
  • 2022 KIT Funds provides eligible school food authorities:

    • A base funding of $100,000

    • An additional funding amount based on meals claimed in October of 2021

      To receive the above funds, you agree only to build capacity for scratch cooking. You are not required to meet any quotas, percentages, or benchmarks.

    • For the third funding option only, you must attest that at least 40 percent of your total National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) meals served and prepared weekly beginning in the 2023–24 school year meet the definition of “freshly prepared onsite meals.” This set of funding is voluntary. You may receive the first two funding allotments without participating in this option.

  • If you received 2021 KIT Funds, you are also eligible to receive 2022 KIT Funds. You must complete a timely registration to be awarded 2022 KIT funds.
  • Additional, clarifying guidance regarding the optional freshly prepared onsite meals is available on the 2022 KIT Funds web page.

Contact Information

After reviewing the CDE's KIT Funds web page, if you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the CDE KIT Funds Team by email at KITfunds@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
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