07-14-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Title
2009 Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities (SFA)

Discussion

On May 8, 2009, the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) submitted an application packet to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) requesting $231,692 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for food service equipment under the 2009 Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities (SFA) program.  Dr. Richard DiPatri was notified on June 8, 2009 by FLDOE that the Brevard County School District will be awarded $156,056 in funding.  FNS will order the authorized equipment for this grant in the coming weeks and funds will be obligated by August 31, 2009 and expended by September 30, 2009. 

It is important to note that the FLDOE had only $5,403,280 available for this grant and received over 90 proposals and $21 million in requests for equipment.  Brevard County was awarded funds based on FNS's submission of a successful proposal that met the ARRA funding requirements and addressed the needs of Brevard County students.



Recommendation

Accept the 2009 Equipment Assistance Grant of $156,056 for the following schools:

  1. Golfview Elementary:  Walk-In Cooler/Freezer   $53,105
  2. University Park Elementary:  Walk-In Cooler/Freezer   $55,047
  3. Turner Elementary:  Walk-In Cooler/Freezer   $39,500
  4. Endeavour Elementary:  Hold Cabinet   $8,404


Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 5/12/2009
Consent after Information7/14/2009

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Food Services

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
09-10$53,105$53,105TBD1071TBDTBDTBDTBD
09-10$55,047$55,047TBD2051TBDTBDTBDTBD
09-10$39,500$39,500TBD2121TBDTBDTBDTBD
09-10$8,404$8,404TBD1051TBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

Kevin Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Ext. 690
Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent, Financial Services, Ext. 600




Attachment:  Brevard County School Board.pdf
Attachment:  Brevard County 2009 Equipment Assistance Grant Application.pdf