2022 KIT Funds for Eligible Program Operators

The California Department of Education (CDE) will be hosting an orientation webinar for the 2022 Kitchen Infrastructure and Training (KIT) Funds on October 12, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The 2022 KIT Funds allocated an additional $600 million to allow eligible agencies to continue expanding or modifying their kitchen equipment, infrastructure, and food service staff training. These funds will be apportioned to local educational agencies (LEA), defined in Assembly Bill 181 as school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that sponsor the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program.

Interested agencies for the upcoming KIT Funds webinar must complete an online registration within the time requested in order to receive these funds. This registration is currently under development. You will be notified when the registration is available.

Participation in this webinar is not required in order to receive funds. The webinar will not be recorded; however, presentation slides will be posted on the CDE KIT web page.

In addition to the $600 million for KIT, the California Legislature also provided $100 million for School Food Best Practices. These funds will support procurement and utilization of California-grown or produced foods in freshly prepared onsite meals. Additional information, including a separate online application for this funding, will be released early next year.


The webinar will include information on the following topics, specific to the 2022 KIT Funds:

  • Purpose and Eligibility
  • Funding Formulas
  • Accounting Details
  • Kitchen and Training Expenditures
  • Allowable and Unallowable Costs
  • reporting requirements

Webinar Schedule

Kitchen Infrastructure and Training Funds Overview

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

2:00ꟷ3:00 pm


This webinar is free to attend on Zoom. Please register in advance for the Kitchen Infrastructure and Training Funds Overview webinar

After registering, you will see a screen that says Registration Approved Webinar with a link to the webinar. You will also receive several emails with the information about joining the webinar. First, you will receive confirmation the day you register and then you will receive two reminder emails: one day and one hour prior to the webinar. If for some reason you cannot find the email confirmation or do not receive the reminders you can always reregister.

Tip for Attendees

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Zoom.

If for some reason you receive an error message thatthe host has declined your webinar registration, try using an alternate email address. While not ideal, you may also join by phone if you have technical issues logging in from your computer.

Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to state and federal statutes, individuals with disability may request reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this webinar. Please note that Live Captioning will be available during the webinar.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please email Nutrition Services Division staff at KITfunds@cde.ca.gov.

Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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