FNS expects to award approximately $4.8 million in total funding (up to $300,000 per state agency) to 16 states through a competitive award process. The FY 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development (Cohort B) will assist states in helping schools offer meals supported by recipes that utilize local agricultural products and reflect local food preparation practices and taste preferences. The FY 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grant will build upon, but not duplicate, existing Farm to School efforts in states by helping schools put local foods on the school meal menu through the development of tested recipes that meet school meal program requirements.
Using these grant funds, state agencies will build their capacity to develop standardized school meal recipes, a process that helps ensure that recipes yield consistent results in quality, quantity, and nutrition, while minimizing food waste and food costs. In their grant application, states are able to propose a number of innovative ways to engage students in the development of new school meal recipes that utilize local agricultural products. From taste-testing events to food education, each state may propose methods to incorporate feedback from its most important school meal customers - the kids that eat the meals. FNS intends to share the recipes states develop under this grant via the FNS Team Nutrition website and the Institute of Child Nutrition’s online resource center known as the Child Nutrition Recipe Box.
Webinar [Recorded Webinar]
|Jan. 26, 2021, at 2:00 pm ET|
||Letter of Intent Due||Feb. 8, 2021, by 11:59 pm ET|
||Application Submission Deadline||April 19, 2021, by 11:59 pm ET|
||Awards Announced||Aug, 2021|
Who May Apply
State agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program and did not receive a FY 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Meal Recipe Development in October 2020 (Cohort A) are eligible to apply.
Application Due Date
Full grant applications are due via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm ET April 19, 2021. Applications received after the deadline date are deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed or considered. FNS will not accept mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered applications. Applications submitted without the required supporting documents, forms, and certification will not be considered. Applications not submitted via the Grants.gov portal will not be considered. For questions regarding applications, please contact Anna Arrowsmith.