USDA Grants

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Grant Resources

NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants

The purpose of Equipment Assistance Grants is to allow SFAs to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, with emphasis on more fruits and vegetables in school meals, improve food safety, and expand access.  Priority is given to high need schools (i.e., schools in underserved areas, schools with limited access to other resources, and age of food service equipment) where 50 percent or more of the enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Learn more at NSLP Equipment Grants

Team Nutrition Training Grants

Team Nutrition Grants are available to State Agencies to expand and enhance their training programs that incorporate and implement the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA Foods in meals served under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). States must apply Team Nutrition’s three behavior-focused strategies related to training and technical assistance, community education, and promoting environments conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.  As available at Team Nutrition Training Grants

Breakfast in the Classroom Grants

BIC Grants began in 2010 to assist with upfront costs associated with the startup and implementation of breakfast in the classroom, such as purchasing equipment, outreach efforts to parents, program promotion, and other related expenses.  Additional information can be found at Breakfast in the Classroom

No Kid Hungry Additional Grant and Funding Resources

Provides a compilation of grant funding resources for organizations operating Child Nutrition Programs, including School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. Grants can be leveraged to expand organizational capacity, invest in equipment, provide quality programming, and improve meal quality. Supplemental funding can also play a vital role in program expansion- ensuring that every child has the opportunity to receive a free, healthy meal. Learn more at No Kid Hungry

Healthy Meals Incentives Grants

FNS awarded four cooperative agreements to Boise State UniversityChef Ann FoundationFull Plates Full Potential, and Illinois Public Health Institute to support the development and implementation of the School Food System Transformation Challenge Sub-Grants. The sub-grants will support collaborative projects between school districts, food producers, suppliers, distributors, and/or community partners to stimulate the creation of a resilient, equitable, and nutritious school food system. Learn more about these multi-year grants at  USDA Food Transformation Grants.  To learn more about federal grants and incentives for healthy meals including Farm to School and Fresh Fruits & Vegetables programs, visit USDA Healthy Meal Incentives for Schools.

Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program

On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm to school programs through the Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program. USDA’s Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm to school efforts. Please check back for more information on the FY 2025 Farm to School RFA, which is expected to be released in October.