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 have been selected to receive the FY 2021 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 621 applications for equipment requests which totaled approximately $5.7 million. SED was able to fund a total of 182 equipment grant awards to 144 Recipient Agencies (RA) in 76 School Food Authorities (SFA), totaling $1,848,246.
SFAs that have been awarded the FY 2021 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.
Awardees must use the attached award list to complete the Proposed Federal or State Budget form (FS-10) which can be found on the Grants Management website: http://www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/forms/.
In conjunction with an approved FS-10, awardees must ensure the equipment purchases are as awarded and are allowable. SFAs must meet the requirements for the allowability of nonprofit school food service expenditures in accordance with 2 CFR part 200, subpart D and USDA implementing regulations 2 CFR part 400 and part 415, as applicable.
If the equipment is obtained for less than requested and approved on the FS-10, the SFA may, on a case-by-case basis, use the extra funds to cover the cost of another piece of awarded equipment, if applicable. SFAs in this situation must contact the SED Child Nutrition Program Office to receive approval prior to utilizing the extra funds. In all other cases, any unused funds must be returned. SED will validate equipment purchases through program monitoring.
Payments will be made on a reimbursement basis and requests for reimbursement should be submitted to the SED Child Nutrition Program Office as soon as possible after equipment is purchased. To receive reimbursement, SFAs are required to submit an FS-10F budget form, 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 email@example.com .
If your SFA/RA is listed on the above award list, please carefully review this letter:
If your SFA/RA does NOT appear on the award list, please carefully review this letter: