The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided a one-time appropriation of $100,000,000 for equipment assistance to school food authorities (SFA) participating in the NSLP. Funding was available to make awards to only a limited number of applicants. Specifically, only 5,031 of the 23,725 applications (or 21%) received by the State agencies (SA) were funded. This overwhelming response led Congress to provide an additional $25,000,000, under Section 7(a) (2) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1776(a) (2), for equipment assistance to schools that did not receive grants with ARRA funding.