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CDE Registration Form

Kitchen Infrastructure and Training (KIT) Funds

Nutrition Services Division

The opt-in registration deadline was January 20, 2022, 5 p.m. We will continue to accept late submissions in case we are allowed to reallocate any unused funds.

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is administering the KIT funds to local educational agencies (LEA). All LEAs, defined in Section 138, Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021 (created by AB 167) as a school district, county office of education, or charter school sponsoring the School Breakfast Program (SBP) or National School Lunch Program (NSLP), including LEAs serving through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO), for School Year (SY) 2021ꟷ22, are eligible to apply.

The purpose of these funds is to provide noncompetitive funding for kitchen infrastructure upgrades and food service staff training to enhance the offering and promotion of nutritious foods in the meal programs. Funding allotments will be distributed to NSLP and SBP sponsors on behalf of all eligible sites served by the sponsor.
It is important to review the CDE NSD KIT Funding web page prior to completing this registration form.

Registration forms must be completed by
5 p.m. on January 14, 2022. Late submissions will be accepted, but are not guaranteed funding.
Additional Information:

This opt-in registration form must be submitted by an authorized representative of the agency–the individual currently on file in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS).  

For questions about this funding or this registration form, contact the CDE KIT Funds Team by email at

Once you begin the registration, you can save and return to it at any time by selecting the
Save Responses button at the bottom of each page. You will be provided a unique URL (web address) for entrance back into the form. This URL is the ONLY way to access the saved form, so make sure you bookmark the page. All fields in the opt-in registration form must be completed unless noted otherwise.

Agency Information

 Please provide one or both of the following identification numbers to submit this application:    
 Please provide the required agency identification information below:
 Vendor Number may include 5 digits and a letter Z at the end (example 12345Z) OR 4 digits with a letter C or A at the beginning and a letter Z at the end (example A1234Z, C1234Z)
 If not listed, first ensure you are searching for the correct name. The list is organized by CNIPS sponsor name. Some SFA's may have a different common name than the business name they use in the CNIPS. If you still can't find your name ensure you use the correct CNIPS Identification Number or Vendor Number entered two questions prior to this. Otherwise enter your agency's business name below.:
Select Next at the bottom of the screen to move to the next question.