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2017 Team Nutrition Training Grants

The purpose of this FY 2017 Team Nutrition Training Grant is for state agencies to implement and evaluate nutrition education, training, and technical assistance activities to support implementation of USDA nutrition standards for meals and snacks offered through the child nutrition programs (e.g., NSLP, SBP and CACFP). States must apply Team Nutrition's three behavior-focused strategies in their proposals:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to child nutrition professionals to enable them to prepare and serve nutritious meals that appeal to children.
  • Increase nutrition education through multiple communication channels to help children have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to make healthy food and physical activity choices as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Build support for healthy school and child care environments that encourage nutritious food choices and physically active lifestyles.


Critical Dates for 2017 Team Nutrition Training Grants
April 3, 2017 Letter of Intent to Submit an Application due to FNS (Optional)
May 22, 2017 Applications due to
September 2017 Team Nutrition Training Grants awarded


Who May Apply

State agencies that administer the NSLP and/or the CACFP may apply. FNS reserves the right to award a FY 2017 TN Training Grant to any state agency that did not receive any Team Nutrition Training Grants in FY 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Funding and Duration

Up to $5.6 million is anticipated in FY 2017 for Team Nutrition Training Grants. Through a competitive grants process, Team Nutrition Training Grants will be funded for the period of Sept. 30, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2020. Up to $500,000 may be requested per state agency. The submission of an application does NOT guarantee funding.

Funding for approved TN Training Grants will be provided through the Grant Award/Letter of Credit process upon receipt of a properly executed Federal-State TN Training Grant Agreement and subject to availability of funding. All TN Training Grant funds must be obligated and all activities under the TN Training Grant must be completed by Sept. 30, 2020.

Visit under Related Documents to download the Team Nutrition Training Grant Request for Applications, Cover Sheet (fillable MS Word file), and Letter of Intent (fillable MS Word file).

Application Due Date

The completed application package must be uploaded on at or before 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 22, 2017.

Submission of Application

FNS will not accept applications sent via U.S. Mail, e-mail, or fax.

  1. Submit application by - This is a government-wide web site designed for electronic submission of applications/proposals. We advise that you allow ample time to familiarize yourself with the system's requirements. You will need both a Data Universal Number (DUNS) and a Contract Registry Number (CCR) to access the system. You can contact Dun and Bradstreet at 1-800-234-3867 to obtain a DUNS number if you do not have one already. Applicants should verify their CCR status and renew registration if needed. You can check CCR status at Please be aware that the system provides several confirmation notices; you need to be sure that you have confirmation that the application was accepted.
    Please be aware that the system provides several confirmation notices; you need to be sure that you have confirmation that the application was accepted.
  2. Late applications will not be considered in this competition. We will not consider additions or revisions to applications once they are received.
  3. Applications submitted without all the required supporting documents, forms, certification, and signatures will not be considered for competition.
Page updated: April 07, 2023