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Grants to Massachusetts School Districts to Purchase
Foodservice Equipment to Serve Healthier Lunches

School Nutrition Equipment Assistance for Schools

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) - Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Deadline Date:

11/19/21 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts school districts to purchase food service equipment that will increase the recipient school's capacity to serve nutritious meals. Proposals should place an emphasis on serving more fruits and vegetables, improving food safety, purchasing local produce, expanding access, and supporting the establishment, maintenance, or expansion of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

In general, the funds may be used for purchasing equipment for the implementation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in (and only in) the specific school requesting the grant. Each unit of equipment purchased with the grant award must have a minimum value greater than $1,000. Examples include equipment for heating, cooking, holding, serving, and refrigeration of foods used in the NSLP. The grant funds can be used for the installation and delivery costs of the equipment purchased. Equipment requests may include new equipment, renovation of equipment, or replacement of equipment. If the equipment purchased for the school is ever sold, the proceeds must be returned to the School's Nutrition Program Account.

Priorities:

Schools that did not receive a School Nutrition Equipment Assistance grant in 2010 (ARRA), 2011 (USDA), or FY14, FY15, FY16, FY17, FY18, FY19, FY20, FY21 (USDA). A slight preference for schools with a higher percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals, though all NSLP participating schools are eligible.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158404

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$554,752

Number of Grants:

The Department will award 20 to 30 competitive grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are awarded up to $20,000 per school.

Term of Contract:

Project Duration: Upon approval to 8/31/2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

School districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)/ Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during the 2021-2022 school year and are in good standing with the Child Nutrition Program reporting requirements may apply for individual schools. All School Food Authorities (SFAs) are eligible to apply and receive a grant award. Schools must be in compliance with the current meal pattern regulations.

Pre-Application Information:

Date Due: Friday, November 19, 2021

Proposals must be emailed to Equipment Grants by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals must be emailed to Equipment Grants at: NutritionEquipmentGrant@mass.gov

Kerry Callahan
Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
781- 338-6462

CFDA Number:

10.579

Funding or Pin Number:

722

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts

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