New York State Loan Programs

Allocations 2020-2021 School Year

The ordering period for all New York State loan programs (NYSTL, NYSSL, NYSLIB, and NYSCH) for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.

These are the 2020-2021 per-student allocation levels associated with all four New York State loan programs:

Program Allocation Per Student
New York State Textbook Law (NYSTL) $58.25
New York State Software Law (NYSSL) $14.98
New York State Library (NYSLIB) $6.25
New York State Computer Hardware (NYSCH) $10.74

You are reminded that all participating schools will have two FAMIS User IDs; one for the school designee or “initiator” assigned to create the order in FAMIS and a second FAMIS User ID required for the principal/building leader to “approve” the order in FAMIS. Please use your same credentials as previously assigned.

For more information about the two-step process, please refer to the FAMIS-Related Resources.

Reminders

  • Each year, four unique “activity codes” are created in the FAMIS system for each school. These codes are specific to particular commodity groups/loan programs and must be accurately selected when placing your new fiscal year orders. These codes help ensure that your purchases are properly accounted for and can be easily located in your spending plan by selecting the drop down menu next to “Group By:” Select “Activity”; click the “Inquire” button.
  • Changes in New York State education law allow New York State Textbook Law (NYSTL), New York State Software Law (NYSSL) and New York State Computer Hardware (NYSCH) funds to be used interchangeably. Schools wishing to participate may do so by signing into the FAMIS Portal and following the NPS-NYSTL Flex Funds guidelines.
  • When submitting your purchase orders, please check to ensure that your correct school address is reflected as reported in your BEDS data form. All instructional materials and equipment purchased for loan are to be delivered only to your school at the address of record and must be kept on site in a secure manner.
  • All school address discrepancies and/or changes must be reported immediately to our office – the Office of Non Public Schools (ONPS) – to ensure that our records are accurate. Change of address notice must also be reported to the State Education Department (SED).

Contact Information

Office of Non Public Schools 
Non-Public School NYSTL Unit
65 Court Street - Room 922
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 935-3650
Email: nps@schools.nyc.gov

Division of Financial Operations (DFO)
NPS State Support Group Unit 
Enrollment Issues - Phone: (718) 935-3250 
Password Resets (Level 100) - Phone: (718) 935-2123 
Fax: (718) 935-3801 
Email: npsstatesupportgroup@schools.nyc.gov

Division of Financial Operations and Information Systems (DFOIS)
Finance Service Center
FAMIS Issues
Password Resets (Level 200 and new level 100) 
Phone: (718) 935-5000 
Email: Clientservices@schools.nyc.gov

Resources

How to Approve or Reject a PO in FAMIS
Loan Request Enrollment Certificate
Change of Address Form for Non-Public Schools
NPS Library Vendors Contract Data Sheets

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