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Food and Nutrition Programs

FNP Funding Opportunities

FY2023: MA Farming Reinforces Education and Student Health (FRESH)

The purpose of this state funded competitive grant program is to encourage existing National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Child Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) sponsors to build capacity to grow or purchase locally grown and produced ingredients, prepare nutritious scratch-cooked meals, and educate students about the food system.

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 31, 2023*

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Summer Food Service Program: Expansion, Access, Training and Start-Up (SFSP EATS) Grant for New and Existing Sponsors — Fund Code 542

The purpose of these grant funds is to encourage new and existing Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors to increase participation in the program by serving more children per day, increasing total meals served, extending the length of the SFSP, and/or creating new sites. The creation of new sites will increase program availability to participants not currently receiving program services. This is solely a planning and sustainability grant.

Stay tuned for 2023 for the next funding opportunity

School Nutrition Equipment Assistance Grants for Schools — Fund Code 722

The purpose of the competitive School Nutrition Equipment Assistance Grant for Schools is to allow School Food Authorities (SFA) to purchase equipment needed to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, with emphasis on serving more fruits and vegetables in school meals, improving food safety, expanding access, and to help support the establishment, maintenance, or expansion of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

Stay tuned for 2023 for the next funding opportunity

Last Updated: December 8, 2022

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