FY 2022 Team Nutrition Training Grants for School Nutrition Professional Readiness and Retention
Request for Applications
A Request for Applications for the fiscal year 2022 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Nutrition Professional Readiness and Retention is now available on Grants.gov. FNS expects to award approximately $6 million in total funding (up to $1,000,000 per state agency) through a competitive award process for use over a two-year grant period. Should additional funds become available, USDA may increase the grant ceiling and/or award grants to more states.
The FY 2022 Team Nutrition Training Grant for School Nutrition Professional Readiness and Retention will support states in building and retaining a strong school nutrition workforce that is empowered to provide nutritious meals that meet National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meal pattern requirements and weekly dietary specifications for School Years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024.
Grant funds will be made available under three grant tracks:
- Coaching and Mentoring for School Nutrition Professionals
- Incentivized Training for School Nutrition Professionals
- Nutrition Education for School Nutrition Professionals, Students, and Families
These grant tracks are intended to simplify and expedite the application and award process, while providing necessary flexibilities for state agencies to address the needs of their school food authorities (SFAs). Under all three grant tracks, state grantees will award sub-grants to SFAs to support school meal menu planning, training, taste testing events, nutrition education, and more.
|Feb. 8, 2022, at 3:00 pm|
||Questions and Answers Posted
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|Feb. 16, 2022|
|Letter of Intent Due||Feb. 24, 2022, by 11:59 pm ET|
|Application Submission Deadline||March 14, 2022, by 11:59 pm ET|
|Awards Announced||May 2022|
Who May Apply
State agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program are eligible to apply and may apply under one of the three available grant tracks: Coaching and Mentoring for School Nutrition Professionals; Incentivized Training for School Nutrition Professionals; and Nutrition Education for School Nutrition Professionals, Students, and Families. State agencies may only apply under one grant track.
Application Due Date
Full grant applications are due via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm ET March 14, 2022. Applications received after the deadline 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 the Grant Officer, Anna Arrowsmith.