School District lunch program awarded grant
The Idaho State Department of Education has awarded $111,967.94 in federal grant funding through its Child Nutrition Programs to help 11 schools, including the Cottonwood School District, across Idaho purchase new equipment for their National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced. 
Idaho received the funding through the United States Department of Agriculture Equipment Assistance Grant. Cottonwood’s grant award, worth $7,709.04 will go toward purchasing a 40-quart mixer.
The application process was competitive, with 43 School Food Authorities (SFAs) submitting grant applications totaling more than $349,000 in equipment requests.  Additional consideration was given to SFAs that had not received previous equipment grants and schools with a high percentage of students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Other factors in the selection process included expanding meal participation, food safety, energy efficiency and improving the nutrition and quality of meals. 
More information about Child Nutrition Programs and SDE grant opportunities is available on the State Department of Education website. 


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