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FY 2020 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs)

Grants to New York School Districts, Schools, and
Childcare Institutions to Improve Food Services

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Child Nutrition Program Administration

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05/04/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to New York school districts, nonprofit and charter schools, and residential childcare institutions to enhance food services. Some applicants are required to prequalify prior to submitting a proposal. The purpose of this program is 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, improve food safety and expand participation in school meals programs.

Priority will be given to RAs with 50 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced price meals and to RAs that did not receive a previous grant award through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Food Service Equipment Grant, the FY 2010, FY 2014, FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, FY 2018 or the FY 2019 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities.

For Examples of Eligible Equipment Requests, see

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GrantWatch ID#: 175874

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Grant Amounts: A value greater than $1,000 up to a maximum of $20,000 per Recipient Agency (RA). Separate applications must be submitted for each piece of requested equipment. Total combined awards to an SFA for an individual RA cannot exceed $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Project Dates: 7/1/2021-6/30/2022
SFAs must complete the solicitation of the equipment and obligation of funds by 9/30/2021. All procurement and expenditure activities must be completed no later than 6/30/2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All Recipient Agencies (RA) under a School Food Authority (SFA) participating in the NSLP in New York State are eligible (including public school districts, non-profit nonpublic schools, charter schools and residential childcare institutions).

The SFA will apply on behalf of their eligible RAs. The SFA will submit a separate application for each piece of requested equipment for an eligible RA.

Pre-Application Information:

Fully completed applications including all required pieces must be uploaded into the SharePoint submission portal by 11:59 p.m. on May 4, 2021.

The deadline to submit questions for RFP GC21-005, FY 2020 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs) has been extended until April 13, 2021. The Questions and Answers Summary is still scheduled for posting on the URL for Full Text below by April 20, 2021.

Not-for-profit applicants must be Prequalified in the Grants Gateway by the application deadline. For more information, see

The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an NOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant’s NOI will also help to facilitate timely review of their prequalification materials. The notice of intent is a simple email notice stating your organization’s (use the legal name) intent to submit an application for this grant. Please also include your organization’s NYS Vendor ID. The NOI due date is April 20, 2021.

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. Please allow 24-48 hours from the posting of the RFP to receive this email invitation. Potential applicants that have not yet been given access should request an invitation 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.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit questions, NOI, and requests for invitations to access the submission portal to

Program: Tara Webster/Colleen Hasselbach -
Fiscal: Thomas McBride -

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RFP #: GC20-021

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