June 26, 2009
Request for Equipment Reimbursement Form for ARRA Equipment Grant Funds for School Nutrition Programs
ARRA INFORMATION FROM STATE SUPERINTENDENT PATRICIA I. WRIGHT
Congratulations again on being selected to receive Equipment Assistance Grant funds for School Nutrition Programs available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (ARRA).
By now, you should have received a letter officially notifying you of the grant award and outlining the details for the use of these ARRA funds, grant terms and conditions, and instructions regarding the procurement and reimbursement process. Included with the letter were the official Grant Award Notification document and the Request for Grant Reimbursement form. As promised, the Request for Grant Reimbursement Excel spreadsheet is attached.
We have received several questions since the award notification. We would like to clarify one of the questions and bring to your attention block #10 - (Special Instructions) of the Grant Award Notification. One of the instructions states... "ARRA requires recipients of stimulus funds – including school divisions – to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database."
All school divisions as subrecipients must comply with this requirement. Superintendent's Memo # 114-09, Certification of DUNS Number and Registration in CCR for Stimulus Reporting, was posted on April 24, 2009. This memo provided guidance and instructions on how to acquire a DUNS number and register in the CCR. It further required the school divisions to submit to DOE their certification of DUNS number and CCR Registration by May 22, 2009.
We are awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the reporting requirements for the ARRA Equipment Assistance Grant funds. We will keep you informed as we get further information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Catherine Digilio Grimes, director, School Nutrition Programs at (804) 225-2074 or contact your division's school nutrition specialist.
###Also see complete information on the ARRA Equipment Assistance Grants for School Nutrition Programs section of this site.