The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provides grants to the IL State Board of Education to provide equipment assistance through competitive grants to districts/sponsors
participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Funds allocated for this program are intended to assist schools in purchasing equipment to serve healthier meals, improve food safety, and expand access.
2019 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
With the release of Memo SP 17-2018, USDA allocated $1,106,911 for the Illinois State Board of Education to competitively award Equipment Assistance Grants to eligible School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program.
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN:
November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 @ noon
To apply for the 2019 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant:
- Step 1: Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals
- Step 2: Review the Frequently Asked Questions on completing the grant application
- Step 3: Complete the Grant Application
- Step 4: Submit application to ISBE no later than noon on December 31, 2018
- Complete instructions on how to submit electronically, by mail, or in person can be found on
Page 3 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals.
Previously Awarded Schools
Schools that have received a NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant for any year since FY2009 are included in the
Previously Awarded Schools listing.
Archive of Previous Years
FY18 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant (GRANT PERIOD: SPRING 2018-JUNE 2019)
FY17 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
(GRANT PERIOD: FEBRUARY 2017-JUNE 2018)
FY16 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
(GRANT PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 2015-JUNE 2017)
FY15 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
(GRANT PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 2014-JUNE 2015)
FY10 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
(GRANT PERIOD MAY 2010-SEPTEMBER 2011)
FY09 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants
(GRANT PERIODS: JUNE 2009-JUNE 2010 and FEBRUARY 2009-JUNE 2010)
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