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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
School Food Service Directors/Managers
From: 
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Date: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Subject: 
FY21 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Child Nutrition Program Office has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the FY21 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs).

Submission Process

A SharePoint site for application submissions has been created for this RFP. Permission to access the SharePoint site for uploading applications is granted by the NYSED Child Nutrition Program Office. 

All food service directors, business officials and child nutrition fiscal contacts entered in the Child Nutrition Management System (CNMS) will be sent an email invitation to gain access to the SharePoint website. Please allow 24-48 business hours from the posting of the RFP to receive this email invitation.

Potential applicants that did not receive the invitation email should request an invitation via foodequip@nysed.gov. The email request must contain the SFA name, SFA LEA code, the individual’s name, title, and email that wishes to be granted access to the SharePoint site. Invitation requests for SharePoint will be accepted and approved until 4:00 pm March 31, 2022. Requests to access SharePoint after this time will not be granted. It is recommended that the SFA administration designate only one duly authorized user to upload all submissions for the SFA.

The SharePoint site exists only to upload completed applications and is not used to complete the application itself.

For additional information, please review the grant application documents at https://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/2021-national-school-lunch-program/hom... and email foodequip@nysed.gov with any questions.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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