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Department of Agriculture
Grant Opportunities
2020 USDA National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities
Advertisement Number: 205FL360N8103
Version Number: 001
Advertisement Begin Date/Time: 12/10/2020 - 05:00 P.M.
Advertisement End Date/Time: 01/29/2021 - 05:00 P.M.

Mod: 12-17-2020 12:09:07
Last Edit: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 12:10:40 P.M.

56121400 Cafeteria and lunchroom furnishings
85151600 Nutrition issues
90101700 Cafeteria services

The purpose of the equipment assistance grant is to address the infrastructure needs of eligible School Food Authorities (SFAs) in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). These funds will be awarded through a competitive grant process to SFAs for the purchase of equipment to improve food safety, serve healthier school meals with emphasis on more fruits and vegetables, improve overall energy efficiency, and expand participation.

Grant Opportunities will be opened at the below address at 05:00 P.M., January 29, 2021.
Please direct all questions to:
Carmelita Graham
Phone: (850) 617-7181
407 South Calhoun Street
Mayo Building, SB8
Tallahassee FL, 32399
Email: Bids@FDACS.GOV
Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations at the pre-solicitation conference and/or bid/proposal opening shall contact purchasing at the phone number above at least five (5) working days prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact this office by using the Florida Relay Services which can be reached at 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
The Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids or accept minor irregularities in the best interest of the State of Florida.
Certified Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process.

Downloadable Files for Advertisement
Version Description Type Required
001 Request for Application Training (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
001 FAQ's (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
002 ADDENDUM 1 (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
003 ADDENDUM 2 (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
004 ADDENDUM 3 (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
007 ADDENDUM 4 (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
008 ADDENDUM 5 (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
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