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National School Lunch Program

FY 2016 Food Service Equipment Grant Awards

The list of applicants that were selected to receive the FY 2016 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs) is below.

FY 2016 Equipment Grant Awards

The New York State Education Department (SED) received 570 applications for equipment requests which totaled approximately $5 million. SED was able to fund a total of 196 equipment grant awards to 143 Recipient Agencies (RA) in 56 School Food Authorities (SFA), totaling $1,677,198.

Northeast Farm to School Institute - Applications DUE March 7th

The Northeast Farm to School Institute is a year long school planning and professional development opportunity for twelve (4-6 members from schools/5-7 members from districts) teams from New England and New York. The Institute starts off with a three day retreat to Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT from June 26-28, 2018. 

To apply, go to the website ( and submit an application by March 7th, 2018.

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Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

This memorandum contains information pertaining to the requirement for  SFAs to obtain prior approval for equipment purchase(s) from the State Education Department.  Government-wide requirements found in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance cited at 2 CFR 200 (Subpart E Cost Principles), 2 CFR 200.439, Equipment and other capital expenditures, require a SFA to obtain the prior written approval of its awarding agency before incurring the cost of a capital expenditure.  Both the OMB guidance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles identify equipment as a capital asset.


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