Up to $12.8 million for school lunch equipment

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides a $12.8 million one-time appropriation to California for equipment assistance grants to school food authorities (SFA) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP equipment assistance grants are to improve the infrastructure in the NSLP; however, the authority for the grants was provided in the context of the overall effort to stimulate activity within the American economy. The program serves sponsors of the National School Lunch Program. This program focuses on sites in which fifty percent or more of the enrolled children qualify for free and reduced-price meals.