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Child Nutrition Grants

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

ESSR III Funding

Safe School Meals Grant
Funding Amount $3,200,000

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:

2021–22 Funds Awarded to Washington by USDA $457,236
Applications accepted Fall 2021
 

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 2020 – January 2021
2020-21 Funds awarded March 2021

The Washington State Legislature provides funds for annual competitive grants available to public school districts, tribal compact schools and charter schools and focuses on:

  • Starting a new meal program
  • Increasing participation in an existing program
  • Improving program meal quality
  • Improving the equipment and facilities used in an existing program.

History of Breakfast Meals for Kids Grants Awardees

Meals for Kids Grant Reference Sheet

2021 Summer Meals for Kids - Scoring Matrix

Applications accepted March – April 2021
2020-21 Funds awarded May 2021

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

Summer Meals for Kids Grant Scoring Matrix

Applications accepted July 9 – July 29
Funds Awarded August 2021

The Washington State Legislature provided $800,000 in federal fund for a one-time grant opportunity to assist Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors to:

  • Start new summer meal program,
  • Increase participation; and
  • Improve meal quality, equipment, or small supplies used in the program.

Summer Meals for Kids 2.0 Grant Scoring Matrix

 


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