Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
04/02/21 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $50,000 to Illinois agencies for the purchase, renovation, and replacement of school food service equipment in public and private schools. Funding is intended for equipment that will improve the quality of school meals, equipment used to improve or expand participation in school meals, and equipment that improves the safety of food served in the school meal programs.
The National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant program allocates funding, via a competitive grant process, to School Food Authorities with schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to purchase and/or renovate equipment needed to serve healthier meals; improve food safety; expand access to school meals; and to help support the establishment, maintenance, or expansion of the School Breakfast Program.
Funds will allow SFAs to purchase or renovate equipment needed to serve healthier school meals, improve food safety, and expand access to school meals.
Allowable expenditures for this grant include costs associated with:
Examples of equipment include, but are not limited to, refrigeration (reach-in or walk-in, if efficiently sized), preparation equipment (convection oven, combination oven, steamer, tilt skillet, food processor), serving line ( (effective flow and components, including merchandising), holding cabinet, dishwasher, shelving, salad bar, food transport carts, carriers, and point-of-sale system.
GrantWatch ID#: 143827
Grant awards will range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $50,000 per SFA.
The grant period will begin no sooner than May 1, 2021, and will extend from the execution date of the grant until no later than September 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submission Methods (choose one):
- Attach the application file to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email response confirming receipt of your submission.
ISBE Attachment Manager:
- Access the ISBE Attachment Manager here: https://sec1.isbe.net/attachmgr/default.aspx
- Choose the name of the grant administrator as the receiver from the drop-down menu [DURBIN, EMILY S].
- Complete all required fields, choose the file to upload, and submit using the button at the bottom of the page. You will receive an automatic on-screen confirmation of your submission. It is recommended to print or save a copy of the confirmation screen for your record.
Submit a question: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hv5kA8ZJ9Eq1LDNameV30Zg1Orq2YAhFjWBvcgcC5EJUOVZaOTRFWVJYRzVBODVIMDhaT0xPQlU2Qi4u
For more information regarding this NOFO/RFP, contact Emily Durbin at email@example.com or call (217) 782-2491 or (800) 545-7892.
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