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USDA EQUIPMENT GRANT 2010
School Food Service Equipment
USDA will provide grant money of $76,036 for equipment to Maine Schools. This is great!! There is a very short turn around time for the districts and the State Agency, we do have most of the details.
Districts that received ARRA equipment funds are not eligible under current guidance. There is an effort to change this to "schools" that received ARRA equipment money are not eligible. Due to the 180 days Federal deadline requirement we must begin the procedure to need regulations. Therefore Maine will accept all applications, and if the change from district to school does not change applications from districts that received ARRA money will be ineligible. But if it does change then all will be eligible for consideration. The major guideline set by USDA is, 50% or greater free and reduced legibility of the school.
Think about this when planning the equipment purchasing. how can the district:
improve the quality of the meals
improve food safety
Maine Department of Educations
|Bailyville||Woodland elem||Refrigeration||$ 5,265|
|RSU 20||Searsprot Elem||Oven||$ 11,196|
|RSU 24||Hancock||Oven||$ 6,300|
|RSU 30||Mt Jefferson HS||Freezer||$ 5,715|
|RSU 39||Hilltop||Steamer Tabletop||$ 6,410|
|RSU 40||Union||Range||$ 4,939|
|RSU 44||Middle school/ HS||Oven||$ 6,295|
|RSU 54||District||Refrigeration||$ 12,196|
|RSU 82||Forest Hills school||Refrigeration||$ 7,106|
|RSU 89||High School||Steamer Tabletop||$ 5,794|
There also 3 backup applications.
Q. Does the piece of equipment need to cost $5000 or more like last year?
A. Yes equipment is defined as 5000 per unit.
Q. I have a quote for a Hobart dishwasher from RM Flagg. I have requested same from another vendor but no action. What other companies sell Hobart dishwashers?
A. C. Caprara located in East Winthrop 395-2405 and there may be others as well. Your food distributor may handel equipment as well.
Q. Is there a list of 50% or more free and red eligible schools
A. We use the current ED534 report that is on line. This information is reported to us from the local district.
Q. can I ask for an extension of filing the application.
A. No, the timeline is so tight the flexibility has been removed. Maine has 180 days to move the money and the clock has already started.
Q. If the district applied last year for ARRA equipment money and were not funded can I use the same application.
A. Yes, in fact by simply writing or emailing Walter we will activate the application.
Contact Walter Beesley 624-6875 with questions.
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