THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
In accordance with Section 2, Part B of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2018, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, and continuing every year thereafter, all public elementary or secondary schools with at least seventy percent or more of its students eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal National School Lunch Program are required to offer all students a school breakfast after the instructional day has begun, “Breakfast After the Bell.”
In an effort to assist districts required to comply with this new state regulation, the 2018 state budget is providing $7,000,000 for districts to purchase equipment and supplies necessary to successfully implement the Breakfast After the Bell (BAB) program. Only schools required to implement a BAB program are eligible to receive this grant funding. Schools that are co-located in the same building are not individually eligible for an equipment grant through this funding opportunity. Instead, the co-located schools will be eligible to receive one combined grant totaling $5,000. If a school has submitted a BAB waiver request and it has been approved, that school is not eligible to receive grant funding. Schools that have been granted a BAB waiver as of August 2018 have been removed from the eligible school list below.
Please carefully review the attachments below. Eligible districts are encouraged to complete the attached application to request a maximum of $5,000 per school building location (one grant per physical address location).
Questions regarding the BAB Equipment Grant should be directed to Tara Webster or Colleen Hasselbach at (518) 473-8781.