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USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grants

USDA Equipment Assistance Grant - applications available now!

Approximately $340,000 is available for Colorado school food authorities (SFA). Grant applications for each piece of equipment must be at least $5,000.

  • Grant application should be carefully completed, with no unanswered questions and containing equipment justification for program improvement
    • SFAs are encouraged to utilize district and/or community grant writers for assistance with completing the grant
  • Districts do not need a free and reduced price eligibility of 50% or more
  • Priority will be given to SFAs that have not previously been awarded a USDA equipment grant
  • Grant requests are expected to exceed available funds, and CDE encourages all interested SFAs to participate in the webinar


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USDA NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m..  Application training webinar (see link to webinar and webinar slides, above)

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016: Deadline for Letter of Intent

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016: Deadline for grant application

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