New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Child Nutrition Program Administration
Grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 to New York public schools, school districts, and childcare institutions to purchase food-related equipment. Nonprofit applicants must prequalify in the online grants system prior to applying. Funding is intended to improve the infrastructure of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This will be achieved by providing the opportunity for schools to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, improve the overall quality of meals, improve efficiency of production and service, and expand participation in school meals programs.
The equipment purchased with the FY 2018 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant must be used to support the federally assisted school nutrition programs. Equipment may not be purchased exclusively for programs outside of the NSLP. However, when a RA participates in other school meal programs (such as the School Breakfast Program (SBP), After School Snack Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)), in addition to the NSLP, those other meals programs may benefit from equipment purchased with FY 2018 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant funds. For example, if a RA participating in the NSLP and SBP purchases a new refrigerator with the FY 2018 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant funds, food items for both federal programs may be stored in the refrigerator.
Focus of SFA Grants:
The equipment request and grant application submission must address how the equipment improves the quality of school meals.
The application will also address one focus area from the following:
- Focus 1: Food Safety
- Focus 2: Efficiency of School Nutrition Operations
- Focus 3: Expanded Participation
For more information on each of these focus areas, see the RFP: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/2018-national-school-lunch-program/2018-national-school-lunch-program.pdf#page=4
The following list is intended to serve as a guideline when considering equipment options. SFAs are not limited to the items listed. Equipment requested should contribute to improving your Child Nutrition Programs.
-Cold/Hot Holding Equipment
-Salad Service Table
-Reimbursable Meal Vending Machine
-Serving Line Equipment
-Salad Service Table
GrantWatch ID#: 175874
Grant Amounts: A minimum of $2,000 up to a maximum of $20,000 per Recipient Agency (RA).
Applications must request equipment that is allowable under this RFP, and has a minimum award value of $2,000.
Project dates are 8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email questions and NOIs to:
Submit applications to:
New York State Education Department
Child Nutrition Program Administration
RFP #GC19-013 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Tara Webster/Colleen Hasselbach
RFP #: GC19-013
USA: New York City; New York