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National School Lunch Program

FY 2018 Food Service Equipment Grant Awards

The list of applicants that were selected to receive the FY 2018 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs) can be found in the link below.

FY 2018 Equipment Grant Awards

The New York State Education Department (SED) received 510 applications for equipment requests which totaled approximately $5 million. SED was able to fund a total of 171 equipment grant awards to 129 Recipient Agencies (RA) in 85 School Food Authorities (SFA), totaling $1,684,401.

2019-20 New School Food Authority (SFA) and New Recipient Agency (RA) applications now available: Deadline: June 30, 2019

The New SFA and New RA applications are now available.  Only recognized public and charter schools, not-for-profit non-public/private schools, and residential child care institutions (RCCIs) are eligible to apply for participation.  You may request an application using the Application Request Form. Recipient Agency (RA) Applications must be requested and submitted by the SFA who will be administering the Program. Please review the Introduction to SED Child Nutrition Programs PowerPoint for further guidance on program requirements. Deadline: June 30, 2019


** AdvancePierre® Foods Product Recall Information**

Please be aware of a Class II recall which included distribution to school districts for school meals.

AdvancePierre® Foods is voluntarily recalling 20,373 pounds of Tenderbroil Patties CN Fully cooked Flamebroiled Beef Patties. The recall is limited to foodservice customers.

The product was produced at one plant location on November 30, 2018. Each 14.06-pound case contains three bags with 30 pieces each, and bears the establishment code 2260E, a date code of EN83340303 and case code 155-525-0.

NYS Farm to School Institute - Applications Due April 12th

Join Farm to Institution New York State in the first annual New York State Farm to School Institute. The NYS Farm to School Institute is a year long school planning and professional development opportunity for school teams (5-7 members) from New York State. The Institute starts off with a three day retreat at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY from August 12-14, 2019.

To apply, go to the website ( and submit an application online by April 12, 2019 by 5pm ET.

2019-2020 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for School Food Authorities

Please click on the following links for information about the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Due to limited funds, and the large number of high need schools in New York State, we will only be able to award monies to those SFAs that submit applications by the due date and have the highest percentage of eligible students enrolled. We will award starting with 100% eligibility and continue down until funds are depleted.

2019-20 FFVP Guidance Manual


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electró

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.