NSLP Equipment Grant

This grant, when available, distributes funds through a competitive grant process. Priority is given to high need schools that are in underserved areas, have limited access to other resources, and where 50% or more of the student population is eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Priority will also be given to schools that did not previously receive funds from the NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant. Although priorities are given to these schools, all are encouraged to apply.

These funds make a significant impact in schools by allowing the purchase of capital equipment (>$5,000 per item) helpful to serve healthier meals, meeting the program nutritional standards with emphasis on including more local foods and fresh fruits and vegetables, improving food safety, and adopting lunchroom changes that provide more convenience and appeal to the student population which can increase participation.

NSLP Equipment Grant – Round 6 – will be taking applications February 3, 2020 through March 2, 2020
$679,513.00 is available for distribution April 2020.

Definition of “Capital Expenditure” and “Acquisition Cost”:

Answers to questions about the grant process:


For questions pertaining to the NSLP Equipment Grant, please contact Denise Lynn at [email protected] or (602) 542-7848.


Which SFA’s have received funds from the Equipment Grant:

  • See list below of Awardees by Year