THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The list of applicants that were selected to receive the FY 2017 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs) can be found in the link below.
The New York State Education Department (SED) received 472 applications for equipment requests which totaled approximately $5 million. SED was able to fund a total of 120 equipment grant awards to 100 Recipient Agencies (RA) in 60 School Food Authorities (SFA), totaling $1,373,736.
SFAs that have been awarded the FY 2017 Food Service Equipment Grant will receive a notice from the SED Grants Finance Department that stipulates the specific equipment requests that will be funded. The SFA will not receive additional funding if the item(s) cost more than the amount awarded.
Use the attached chart in conjunction with the approved FS-10 to ensure the equipment purchases are allowable. If the equipment is obtained for less than requested and approved on the FS-10, the school cannot retain the funds or use them for another purpose. SFAs may not utilize unspent funds from one piece of awarded equipment to cover the cost of another piece of awarded equipment. SED will validate equipment purchases during monitoring visits and on-site reviews. Payments will be made on a reimbursement basis and requests for reimbursement should be submitted to SED Child Nutrition Program Office as soon as possible after equipment is purchased. To receive reimbursement, SFAs will be required to submit an FS-10F budget form and include paid purchase invoices/receipts and the serial number of each piece of awarded/purchased equipment.
SFAs that did not receive an equipment grant award and are interested in receiving a debriefing letter on the selection process regarding this RFP must submit a written request within fifteen (15) calendar days of this letter to Tara Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
NYS Education Department
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Attn: Tara Webster
If your SFA/Recipient Agency is listed on the above award list, please carefully review this letter:
If your SFA/Recipient Agency does NOT appear on the award list, please carefully review this letter: