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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

School Food Service Directors/Managers
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Thursday, March 25, 2021
FY20 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant for SFAs

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Child Nutrition Program Office has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the FY20 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs).

• RFP GC21-005 is posted at Grants Administered by NYSED-

• Questions relative to this RFP must be sent to  no later than close of business on April 6, 2021. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted no later than April 20, 2021.

• All applications must be uploaded into the SharePoint submission portal by 11:59pm on May 4, 2021.

• For additional information, please review the grant application documents at

Please note the new submission process:

A SharePoint submission portal has been created for the RFP#GC21-0005 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Application for School Food Authorities.

Permissions for access to the SharePoint submission portal for uploading applications, are granted by the NYSED Child Nutrition Office. All food service directors, business officials and CN Fiscal Contacts entered in the Child Nutrition Management System (CNMS) will be sent an email invitation to gain access to the SharePoint submission portal website. Please allow 24-48 hours from the posting of the RFP to receive this email invitation.

Users that have not been given access should request an invitation via the email no earlier than March 26, 2021.  Be sure to include accurate information when identifying the Recipient Agency which the School Food Authority will be submitting on behalf of.

The SFA administration must designate only one duly authorized user to upload all submissions. The submission portal exists only to upload completed applications and is not used to complete the application itself. 

Please email with any questions.


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