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Child Nutrition Grants

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 December 2020 - January 2021
2020-21 Funds awarded March 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:

  • Start a breakfast program or other new school meal program;
  • Increase participationand access in an existing school meal program; OR,
  • Improve the quality and nutrition of an existing school meal program.

History of Breakfast Meals for Kids Grants Awardees

Meals for Kids Grant Reference Sheet

Meal Access Grant Scoring Matrix

Applications accepted March - April 2020
2019-20 Funds awarded May 2020

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

 


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