Overview:
Fuel Up to Play 60 is pleased to offer School Nutrition Equipment Grants of up to $5,000 per school for the 2019-2020 School Year. The purpose of these grants is to assist School Nutrition Managers/Directors in the purchase of equipment that will enhance the long-term implementation of your school lunch and breakfast programs. Each school may apply for up to $5,000 of school nutrition equipment. For schools seeking equipment over $5,000, contact your State Agency for potential competitive funding under Equipment Assistance grants.

Process:
• Online applications for funding for Fuel Up to Play 60 School Nutrition Equipment Grants will be open from April 15, 2019 – May 10, 2019.
• Each application is for a single school to apply. If multiple schools from a school district would like to apply, a separate application is required for each school.
• Complete and submit the online application by Friday, May 10, 2019.
• The person completing the application must be employed in the school nutrition department.
• The application will be reviewed and if considered for approval you will be contacted by a Dairy Council of Arizona representative with a Letter of Agreement.

Eligibility:
• Only personnel employed in the School Nutrition Department may apply for this grant.
• The school must be located in Arizona.
• The school must participate in the National School Lunch Program.
• The school must include at least one of the grades K-12.
• The school must be located in a recognized “brick and mortar” school building.

Application Assistance:
• For assistance with the application: contact:

Stephanie Taylor via phone (480) 656-7163 ext. 7 or email staylor@azmilk.org OR Patricia J Johnson via phone (480) 656-7163 ext. 3 or email pjohnson@dcaz.org.

Equipment requests must be selected from the following list:

Approved Equipment Supporters List

School Nutrition Equipment Grant Application

2019 Fuel Up to Play 60 School Nutrition Equipment Grants Up to $5,000 per School Application Form
  • NOTE: Applicant must be employed in the school nutrition department to apply for this grant.
  • Budget

  • Funding Request

    • There is a limit of TEN line items in the budget • One school may apply for up to $5,000 • Be sure to include quantities in your description • When entering the dollar amounts in the online application, DO NOT USE DOLLAR SIGNS, COMMAS, OR DECIMAL POINTS (e.g., enter 1000 not $1,000.00)
  • Equipment Categories for Funding Request:

    Equipment must be selected from the Approved Equipment Supporters list supplied in the link provided above this application that includes the following categories: • Cafeteria equipment for preparation of food (e.g. food prep equipment, yogurt pumps, smoothie machines, etc.) • Equipment for cold storage of milk or other perishable items (e.g. coolers, insulated bags, refrigerators or freezers, etc.) • Equipment for transporting or serving food or beverages (e.g. breakfast cart, kiosk, wagon, food bar, serving utensils, etc.) • Point-of-sale equipment or systems • Other
  • List up to 10 requests, filling out information for each.
    Equipment CategoryDescription of Equipment and QuantitiesTotal Cost 
  • May not exceed $5000 per school
  • 2019-2020 School Year Data: School; Date of Implementation; Student Enrollment; Number Students Free/ Reduced; Breakfast ADP: Number of Students; Lunch ADP: Number of Students
  • School Administrator/Staff Involvement

Guidelines and Terms

Funding Reporting
o Reporting on the use of the funds is required as outlined in the School Nutrition Equipment Grant Application and any supporting Letter of Agreement.

Use of Funding
o Funds recipient agrees to use the funding as outlined in the approved application form and any supporting Letter of Agreement. Any changes to the use of funding must first be reviewed and approved by Dairy Council of Arizona.
o Funds recipient may be required to repay Dairy Council of Arizona any portion of the funding that is not used for the purpose outlined in the approved application form, and/or not used by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
o Funds recipient will not use the School Nutrition Equipment Grant Funds to:
– Influence legislation
– Influence the outcome of any public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive
– Make any grant to any other individual or organization
– Undertake any activity other than for charitable, scientific or educational purposes

Other Terms
o To be eligible to receive funds, a school must participate in the National School Lunch Program; be located in Arizona; must include at least one of the grades K-12.; must be located in a recognized “brick and mortar” school building.
o Funds received may only be used by the participating school that submits the funding application.
o Funds may not be transferred to another school, institution or individual without prior written approval of Dairy Council of Arizona.
o Schools receiving funds agree to provide information about use of funds if requested by Dairy Council of Arizona.
o All information provided to Dairy Council of Arizona in connection with the School Nutrition Equipment Grant Application, including all related communications, is true, correct and complete.
o Funds recipient will maintain complete and accurate records, and will make such records available to Dairy Council of Arizona upon request.
o Funds recipient shall obtain advance written approval from Dairy Council of Arizona for commercial publication or distribution of all publications or works created, in whole or in part, through the use Dairy Council funds.
o Funds recipient agrees to submit photographs and accompanying signed releases for promotional and informational materials, if requested.
o Funds recipient agrees to share success, if requested, to demonstrate progress made toward creating a healthy and active school community.