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
FY 2020 NSLP EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT AWARDEES ANNOUNCED
The Illinois State Board of Education released a fiscal year 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)/Request for Proposal (RFP) in October 2019 for the FY20 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant. The funding opportunity provided for $1,308,856 in funding for ISBE to award grants to eligible School Food Authorities. ISBE received 173 eligible applications from NSLP sponsors with budget requests totaling nearly $6.6 million. Forty-six sponsors, which includes 61 sites, are allocated funding under this grant. All awards are tentative until the Merit Based Review Process is complete. For a list of tentative awardees, see Tentative Award Posting below.
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.
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.
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.