Announcement of Funding Opportunity
FY 2021 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities
Grant Application Documents
GC22-004 FY 2021 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (PDF)
GC22-004 FY 2021 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (Word)
Grant Application (Fillable PDF)
SharePoint Website Instructions
List of Previous Food Service Equipment Grant Recipients
The School Food Service Equipment Grant is intended to improve the infrastructure of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This will be achieved by providing the opportunity for schools to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals, improve the overall quality of meals, improve food safety, expand participation in school meals programs, and help to support the establishment, maintenance, or expansion of the School Breakfast Program.
All Recipient Agencies (RAs) under a School Food Authority (SFA) participating in the NSLP in New York State (NYS) are eligible (including public school districts, non-profit nonpublic schools, charter schools and residential childcare institutions).
The SFA will apply on behalf of their eligible RAs. Unless otherwise exempt, as detailed in this RFP, the SFA will submit a separate application for each piece of requested equipment for an eligible RA.
Priority will be given to RAs that did not receive a previous grant award through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, FY 2019 or the FY 2020 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities.
A list of RAs that previously received an equipment grant is available at: Previous Food Service Equipment Grant Recipients
Equipment Assistance Grant Applications will only be considered if the following Mandatory Application Requirements are met:
- Non-public and charter school SFA applicants are prequalified in the Grants Gateway by the application deadline of 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2022. Additional information is provided in the Prequalification for Individual Applicants section below.
- Applications are submitted by an eligible SFA applicant that is currently approved to participate in the NSLP or that receives formal approval from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to operate the NSLP by the application deadline.
- Applications request equipment that is allowable under this RFP with a value greater than $1,000.
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