{{CurrentPage.Topics.DisplayName}} {{CurrentPage.Subtopic_x0020_Level_x0020_1}}

{{CurrentPage.Title}}

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.

​2021 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant

APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN:
​Deadline to apply is Friday April 2, 2021, at 5:00pm

How to Apply:

To apply for the 2021 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant:

  1. Step 1:  Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for ProposalsPDF Document
    This document contains important details on eligibility, grant terms and funding information, and the application and selection process.
  2. Step 2:  Review the Questions and Answers document​PDF Document.
    The purpose of the Q&A 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 Q&A document such that the information is made available to all eligible applicants. Click here to submit a question.
  3. Step 3:  Complete the Grant ApplicationPDF Document
    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 3PDF Document must be completed for each school/site. 
  4. Step 4:  Submit application to ISBE no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 2, 2021.
    Instructions on how to submit the application are detailed on page 3 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals​PDF Document 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 listingPDF Document.​​​​​​​

Grant Forms

2020 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Forms
Schools that were awarded 2020​ NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants should use the following forms to submit the required quarterly progress reports and claim for reimbursement.

 Resources

​​Please visit our General Procurement website for more procurement resources including:
  • A dropdown specific to purchasing Equipment which includes a list of pre-approved equipment, a request for any equipment that was not on the pre-approved list and documentation that must be completed and maintained for all equipment purchases that will be required during Procurement Reviews.
  • Procurement resources
  • Procurement rules, regulations and Q&A’s
  • Other general procurement requirements
  • Procurement Method Fact Sheets

 Archive of Previous Years

FY20 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant

(GRANT PERIOD: APRIL 2020-SEPTEMBER 2021)

FY19 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant

(GRANT PERIOD: APRIL 2019-SEPTEMBER 2020)

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)

* * * This page has been archived. The content on this page may no longer be in effect. * * *

Contact Information