The Office for Food and Nutrition Programs (FNP) is pleased to announce one grant opportunity this summer. The Summer Food Service Program: Expansion, Access, Training, and Start-Up (SFSP EATS) FY23 Grant for New and Existing Sponsors — Fund Code 542 grant opportunity.
All grant applications must be received electronically through EdGrants Front Office by Friday, March 17, 2023, by 5 PM.
Returning applicants may login to EdGrants with their username and password from last year. If you are a first time applicant, you must request an EdGrants username from DESE. In order to request a username you must have a four digit LEA/District/Applicant code (this can be found on prior DESE grants). If you know your Applicant Number, which is the same as your four digit LEA/District/Applicant code, please email EdGrants@mass.gov . You will be sent a user request form to fill out and return. This request form must come from your financial/business office manager or their designee.
An Applicant Number is required to initiate the application process. If you do not have an Applicant Number, which is the same as your four digit LEA/District/Applicant code, please email Kristen Torres with your intent to apply. In this correspondence please include:
To expedite your grant submission, it is strongly recommended to begin planning and completing required forms while EdGrants Front Office user access is being established. FY2023 required forms can be accessed from the SFSP EATS RFP. Grant applications will be received now through Friday, March 17, 2023.
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.
Stay tuned for Fall 2023 for the next funding opportunity
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: February 6, 2023
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