Child Nutrition Services (CNS) administers a variety of grant opportunities throughout the year.
All grants offered through Child Nutrition are submitted in iGrants. If you are new to writing grants, use these resources to help you submit the best possible proposal:
Applications accepted November 16, 2018 - January 3, 2019
2018-19 Funds awarded March 2019
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant funds allow local education agencies (LEAs) to buy equipment to serve healthier meals.
Schools must purchase equipment that improves the quality of school meals. The equipment must also assist with serving more fruits and vegetables in school meals.
LEAs may purchase equipment that:
- Improves food safety;
- Improves school food service operations efficiency;
- And improves or expands participation in the NSLP or School Breakfast Program (SBP).
History of NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Awardees
NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Reference Sheet
Applications accepted December 5, 2018 – January 10, 2019
2018-19 Funds awarded February 2019
The Washington State Legislature provides funds for annual competitive grants
available to public school districts:
- Start a breakfast program;
- Increase participation in an established breakfast program;
- Or implement an alternative breakfast delivery model such as breakfast in the classroom.
History of Breakfast Meals for Kids Grants Awardees
Breakfast Meals for Kids Grant Reference Sheet
Applications accepted April 1 – 15, 2019
2018-19 Funds awarded May 1, 2019
The Washington State Legislature provides funds to assist Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors:
- Start new summer meal programs;
- Increase participation;
- And improve meal quality, equipment, or small supplies used in the program.
History of Summer Meals for Kids Grants Awardees
Drinking Water Fixture Replacement Grant
This grant program helps fund the replacement of drinking water fixtures that are contributing to high levels of lead in school drinking water across the state. For more information, visit the
School Facilities grant page.
- iGrants application opens - May 29, 2018
- Round 1 application due date - June 19, 2018 by 4pm
- Round 2 application due date - July 31, 2018 by 4pm
- Round 3 application due date - December 20, 2018 by 4pm
Other Organizations offering Grants for Child Nutrition Programs
Grant Writing Resources
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:
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