Program Description: This grant was for the purchase of school food service equipment by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. The overall goal of the grant is to improve the infrastructure in schools while stimulating activity in the economy. Priority was given to schools that have 50 percent or greater students eligible for free and reduced-priced meals. It was the department's intent to hold schools accountable for the funding awarded and to have as much visibility of funding as possible.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides a one-time appropriation of $100,000,000 for equipment. Kansas will be allocated $849,759.
- Grant recipients must make a reasonable effort to fully expend grant funds within three months of the award.
- Grantees will be required to submit a project status report within three months of the award.
Cheryl Johnson, Director
Child Nutrition and Wellness