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 CLOSED
When will applicants receive notification of grant awards?
ISBE received a significant number of applications in response to the 2019 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals. It is anticipated that tentative award notifications will go out to applicants by the end of March 2019.
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.
2018 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Forms
Schools that were awarded 2018 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants should use the following forms to submit the required quarterly progress reports and claim for reimbursement.