Taste testing of healthy school snack

Team Nutrition Grant 2022

Team Nutrition Grant 2022

This program provides additional funding for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during School Year 2021 - 2022 to participate in a USDA Team Nutrition (TN) grant project. The goal of Maryland’s TN grant is to build State capacity to create new, high-quality, appealing standardized recipes for Maryland schools using local agricultural products. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is working with chefs from Prince George’s Community College’s Department of Wellness, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality to develop the recipes. 

Through LEA grant awards, MSDE will provide funding to support staff time for training and recipe tasting events, and to purchase food and supplies for these events. The feedback from tasting events will be used by project partners to modify the recipes, so they align with students’ flavor preferences and are realistic for schools to implement.  Training and nutrition education resources related to the recipes will be developed by Maryland SNAP-Ed and available to school nutrition staff and teachers. 

Team Nutrition Grant Application Files

Click the links below to access grant materials.

  1. Grant Information Guide
  2. Grant Application 
  3. MSDE Grant Recipient Assurances 
  4. Access the Budget Template from the Maryland Accountability Reporting System (MARS) or contact Sara Booker, Nutrition Education and Training Coordinator, sara.booker@maryland.gov.

Refer to the Grant Information Guide for instructions, timelines, and submission requirements. Questions may be emailed to the Project Director, Sara Booker, Nutrition Education and Training Coordinator, sara.booker@maryland.gov

Learn More

The MSDE held a webinar for interested applicants on Thursday, March 31, 2022. During this webinar, MSDE personnel provided an overview of the application process, LEA grant requirements, answered questions, and provided customer service and support. A recording of the webinar and a copy of the presentation slides will be available on this page in early April.

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.