National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Grant

The 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act provided $30 million to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service for the purpose of equipment assistance grants. The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Integrated Student Supports received $873,548 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 equipmnt purchases. Priority will be given to high need schools who have not received any previous years equipment grant awards. 

Important Dates:

  • August 31, 2020: Application opening
  • September 30, 2020: Applications must be electronically submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST
  • November 2020 (tentative): Applicants notified of awards


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