What You Need To Know
SFAs will need to compete via a competitive grant process. Remember, however, that high need schools will be given priority. What are ‘high need schools’, you ask? Schools that have limited access to resources, older equipment, or schools in underserved areas where 50% or more students are eligible for free or reduced meals are labeled as high need. Also keep in mind that SFAs need to give priority to their schools that did not obtain a former equipment grant.
You’re probably wondering, “How will states award grants?”
In the memo released on February 5th, the USDA declared that states need to include the following factors in the award selection criteria: