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2009 American Renewal & Recovery Act (ARRA)

Food Service Equipment Assistance Grantees

The 2009 ARRA provided a one-time opportunity for National School Lunch Program sponsors to obtain new food service equipment or to renovate or replace existing equipment. USDA allocated $849,759 in grant funds to KSDE.

The application process for the grant funds was announced on April 2, 2009. By the May 8 deadline, KSDE received applications from 138 program sponsors requesting 562 pieces of equipment to be used in 268 schools. The total amount of funds requested was $5,555,707 which is more than 6.5 times the funds available. Because of the extremely large volume of applications, KSDE was able to consider only applications for schools with 50% or more of students eligible for free or reduced price school meals.

The application for each equipment item requested was scored by two independent evaluators using the criteria provided with the grant application materials. The evaluators' scores were averaged to determine the final score for each item. Funds were awarded for the items with the highest scores.

Preliminary grant awards of $847,939 have been made to the following 33 districts to purchase 84 pieces of equipment for use in 70 schools. Grantees will be reimbursed for actual costs up to the approved amounts.

District
Award
USD 101 Erie $6,050
USD 214 Ulysses $18,015
USD 233 Olathe $61,500
USD 234 Fort Scott $33,864
USD 250 Pittsburg $26,068
USD 256 Marmaton Valley $18,026
USD 257 Iola $40,260
USD 259  Wichita $174,987
USD 282 West Elk $17,897
USD 305 Salina $16,976
USD 308 Hutchinson $19,633
USD 310 Fairfield $20,546
USD 316 Golden Plains $3,726
USD 367 Osawatomie $8,000
USD 383 Manhattan $5,878
USD 390 Hamilton $8,354
USD 407 Russell County $10,734
USD 426 Pike Valley $7,599
USD 428 Great Bend $11,287
USD 434 Santa Fe Trail $13,044
USD 445 Coffeyville $11,400
USD 446 Independence $18,763
USD 453 Leavenworth $31,953
USD 461 Neodesha $9,675
USD 467 Leoti $10,711
USD 473 Chapman $15,938
USD 489 Hays $15,513
USD 493 Columbus $26,598
USD 500 Kansas City $128,568
USD 503 Parsons $16,500
USD 505 Chetopa-St. Paul $9,495
USD 506 Labette County $7,550
USD 512 Shawnee Mission $24,651


 
 
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