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.
2020 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN:
Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019 @ 5:00pm
How to Apply:
To apply for the 2020 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant:
Step 1: Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals
This document contains important details on eligibility, grant terms and funding information, and the application and selection process.
Step 2: Review the Frequently Asked Questions document
The purpose of the FAQ document is to address questions regarding the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals pertaining to this grant. Any questions received by our office will be added to the FAQ document such that the information is made available to all eligible applicants. Click here to submit a question.
Step 3: Complete the Grant Application
A complete application submission must include all required Attachments (1-9) and signatures. If an SFA is applying for more than one school under their authority, a separate Attachment 3 must be completed for each school/site.
Step 4: Submit application to ISBE no later than 5:00pm on Friday, November 15, 2019
Instructions on how to submit electronically, by mail, or in person are detailed on page 3 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals document.
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.
2019 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Forms
Schools that were awarded 2019 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants should use the following forms to submit the required quarterly progress reports and claim for reimbursement.