National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Grant

20232024-Equipment-Grant-Awardees.pdfPurpose of 2023-2024 Equipment Assistance Grant Funding:

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, provided $30 million to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service for the purpose of equipment assistance grants. The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW), Office of Nutrition received $855,230 for distribution to eligible school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program.
These funds will make a significant investment in meeting the unmet need allowing the purchase of capital equipment needed to serve healthier meals, improve food safety, and to help support the establishment, maintenance, or expansion of the School Breakfast Program.
Funds may be used for new equipment purchases (i.e. purchases that occur after the school is awarded funds), renovation of equipment or replacement of equipment. The funds may not be used to retroactively pay for or reimburse the school for prior equipment purchases.

Important Dates:

November 8, 2023: Application opens
December 8, 2023: Application closes at 11:59 pm EST
January 8, 2024 (tentative): Applicants notified of awards


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