Child Nutrition Discretionary

What is the aim of the Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants?

NSLP: To assist States, through cash grants and food donations, in making the school lunch program available to school children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities.

SBP: To assist States in providing a nutritious nonprofit breakfast service for school children, through cash grants and food donations.

SMP: To provide subsidies to schools and institutions to encourage the consumption of fluid milk by children. CACFP: To assist States, through grants-in-aid and other means, to initiate and maintain nonprofit food service programs for children, elderly or impaired adults in nonresidential day care facilities and children in emergency shelters.

SFSP: To assist States, through grants-in-aid and other means, to conduct nonprofit food service programs for low-income children during the summer months and at other approved times, when schools are out of session or are closed for vacation.

The Peoples’ Garden School Pilot Program is designed to award grants to develop and run community gardens at eligible high-poverty schools; teach students involved in the gardens about agriculture production practices, diet, and nutrition; contribute produce to supplement food provided at eligible schools, student households, local food banks, or senior center nutrition programs; and conduct an evaluation of funded projects to learn more about the impacts of school gardens.

Administrative Review and Training (ART) Grants are available to State agencies to assist Local Educational Agencies’ administrative personnel on application, certification, verification, meal counting and meal claiming procedures.

Direct Certification and Verification grants are available for assisting State agencies in improving their direct certification and direct verification processes and rates.

Direct Certification Technical Assistance grants are available to assist States agencies in improving their direct certification processes and rates.

NSLP FY10 Equipment Grants are available for certain equipment purchases at eligible school food authorities.

CACFP Wellness Grants: The 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Act (Public Law 111-80) authorized the Food and Nutrition Service to award $8 million in grants to State Agencies administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program for projects aimed at improving the health and nutrition of children in child care settings.

Summer Demonstration Projects: The 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Act (Public Law 111-80) authorized demonstration projects to develop and test methods of providing access to food for low-income children in urban and rural areas during the summer months when schools are not in regular session, as well as a rigorous independent evaluation of the projects regarding their effectiveness.

American Recovery Act and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grants were available for certain equipment purchases.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability Grants?

Determined by the legislation providing the grants.

How to Apply for the Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability Grants?

Application package may be submitted electronically via www.grants.gov

Where to Apply for Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability Grants?

Headquarters Office
Theresa Jones, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 732, Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Phone: (703) 305-2170
Email: theresa.jones@fns.usda.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.fns.usda.gov

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