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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
With the release of Memo SP 15-2019, USDA allocated $1,102,040 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. 

SFAs will be notified of the opportunity to apply once the application is available.

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. 

FY 2019 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Awardees Announced​

The Illinois State Board of Education released a fiscal year 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)/Request for Proposal (RFP) in November 2018 for the FY19 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant. The funding opportunity provided for $1,106,911 in funding for ISBE to award grants to eligible School Food Authorities. ISBE received 174 eligible applications from NSLP sponsors with budget requests totaling more than $6.2 million. Forty sponsors, which includes 56 sites, are allocated funding under this grant. 

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.​​​

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.

 Resources

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 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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