THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
In accordance with 7CFR Part 235, as amended by P.L. 111-296 (2010) and 7CFR Part 250, State Agencies are encouraged to use State Administrative Expense(SAE) funds, to the maximum extent allowable and practicable, to minimize the charges imposed on school food authorities(SFAs) for the storage and distribution of USDA Foods, and related administrative costs. These funds can be used for both one-time and recurring costs.
For the 2013-2014 school year, the New York State Education Department (SED) was able to transfer adequate SAE funds to the New York State Office of General Services (OGS), Food Distribution office to cover most of the storage, distribution and related administrative costs incurred by New York State schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.
To the extent SAE funds are available, SED will continue to cover all or a portion of the charges incurred by the SFAs for utilizing USDA Foods. SED will notify the OGS Food Distribution office and all SFAs receiving USDA Foods in the spring of each school year to confirm SED’s contribution.
Questions should be directed to (518) 473-8781 or e-mail your Child Nutrition Program Representative.