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.
FY23 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant (ARPA)
Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals
THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN
Deadline to apply is Friday Jan. 20, 2023, at 4:00pm
How to Apply:
To apply for the 2023 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant:
Step 1: Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Request for Proposals
This document contains important details on eligibility, grant terms, funding information, application, and selection process.
Step 2: Review the Questions and Answers 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.
Step 3: Complete the Grant Application
A complete application submission must include all required Attachments (1-3) and signature. 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 4:00pm on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.
Instructions on how to submit the application are detailed on page 2 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.
2023 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Forms
Schools that were awarded 2023 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants should use the following forms to submit required progress reports and claim for reimbursement.
2021 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Forms
Schools that were awarded 2021 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants should use the following forms to submit required progress reports and claim for reimbursement.