New York State Loan Program Allocations, Reminders, Contact Information, and Resources
New York State education law requires public school districts, including the New York City Department of Education (DOE), to purchase and loan certain instructional materials to all children in grades kindergarten through twelve whom legally reside in and/or attend a school located within their school district. This includes K-12 students attending non-public schools as well. The purchase and loan of instructional materials is managed through four New York State Education Department (SED) loan programs:
The Financial Accounting Management Information System (FAMIS) Portalis the DOE’s web-based purchasing application that allows users to make purchases from DOE-contracted vendors. Non-public schools use FAMIS to place orders for textbooks, library books, and computer hardware and software with funds received from the New York State Loan Program.
ShopDOE is a purchasing planning portal that allows users (including non-public schools) to browse a catalog of products and services offered by DOE contracted vendors. The portal, which has the same state-of-the-art search capabilities found on many online retail sites, now allows non-public school staff the ability to proceed directly to checkout and thereby place their orders directly through FAMIS. (When ordering computer hardware desktops, laptops/notebooks or printers you will continue to order directly through the FAMIS Portal using the hardware e-catalog.)
Food Service For Non-Public Schools
The Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) provides food service for new Charter and Non-Public Schools. To inquire about having service at your location visit our Sharepoint resources page to learn more.
You may also email us at Special Programs department at SF-SpecialPrograms@schools.nyc.gov for additional assistance.