Agenda Item #16
2009 Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities (SFA)
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.
Accept the 2009 Equipment Assistance Grant of $156,056 for the following schools:
Consent w/o Information - 5/12/2009
Consent after Information7/14/2009
Authority for Action
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Food Services
Kevin Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Ext. 690
Attachment: Brevard County School Board.pdf
Attachment: Brevard County 2009 Equipment Assistance Grant Application.pdf