Previous Item Print Next Item

September 7, 2023, Final Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting
Title
2022 USDA National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 03/28/2023
Consent after Information - 09/07/2023
Consent Type
With Prior Information
Discussion

On March 28, 2023, the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) received approval from the Board to submit an application for the 2022 USDA National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) for food service equipment. We are pleased to report that our grant application was approved by FDACS and FNS will be awarded $150,000 in funding towards equipment totaling $210,921.93. The award letter dated June 6, 2023 was received on July 24, 2023 and is attached for your reference. FNS will order the authorized equipment for this grant, and procurement and expenditure activities will be completed by September 30, 2024, per the terms of the grant. A copy of the award is available in the Office of Food and Nutrition Services.

Recommendation

Accept the 2022 USDA National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities in the amount of $150,000.00 to be utilized towards the purchase of serving lines for the following schools for Endeavour Elementary #1051 and Palm Bay Elementary #2081, and walk-in cooler/freezers for Hans Christian Andersen Elementary #1141 and Madison Middle #0052.

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Special Revenue - Food Services
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
23-24 $39,000 $55,661.99 410 1051 TBD TBD TBD TBD
23-24 $40,500 $56,230.35 410 2081 TBD TBD TBD TBD
23-24 $48,000 $68,162.00 410 1141 TBD TBD TBD TBD
23-24 $22,500 $30,867.59 410 0052 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Rachad Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Ext. 11229; Kevin Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Ext. 11690
Attachments
2022 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Approval Letter.pdf
Agenda Plus