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.
2023 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
Funding is available for School Year 2022-23
APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN:
Deadline to apply is Friday Jan. 14, 2022, at 4 p.m.
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
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. 14, 2022.
Instructions on how to submit the application are detailed on page 3 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.
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.
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.