Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) - Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
11/19/21 5:00 PM Receipt
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.
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#: 158404
The Department will award 20 to 30 competitive grants.
Grants are awarded up to $20,000 per school.
Project Duration: Upon approval to 8/31/2022
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
Office for Food and Nutrition Programs
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
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