BASIC EDUCATION FACILITIES
Construction of academic classrooms, workshops/laboratories aims to address the gaps in high priority schools in the municipalities belonging to the 5th and 6th economic classification nationwide.

Eligible Activities and Expenses

  • Procurement and implementation is being done by the Department of Public Works and Highways.
Repair and/or Rehabilitation of Classrooms

To replace school buildings that are subjected to critical structural loads and stresses.

  • Recipients to this program are limited to schools within the 5th and 6th class municipalities only and, procurement and implementation is being done by the respective Schools Division Office.
Gabaldon School Building Restoration/Conservation program

To preserve the original architectural features, reinforce structural integrity, restore historical and cultural contributions/significance of these entities.

 

Provision of Health facilities
Last Mile School Building Program
    • To address the gaps in resources and facilities of schools that are located in Geographically Isolated, Disadvantaged and Conflict affected Areas (GIDCA).


Eligible Activities and Expenses

  • Procurement and implementation are done in the respective Schools Division Offices.
SCHOOL-BASED FEEDING PROGRAM

RA 11037 or the ” Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act”, signed by President Duterte on June 20,2018, constitutes the primary statutory basis for the SBFP. The law aims to implement programs that sustain and improve the health of school children. The global COVID-19 pandemic has paused challenges to various sectors, including the basic education sector. Schools and community learning centers have been closed for physical conduct of classes, as part of government measures to contain COVID-19.

As a response, the Department of Education (DepEd) has developed the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan  (BE-LCP) which lays out the Department’s learning delivery strategy and operational direction that ensures the health, safety and well-being of all DepEd learners and personnel. Strengthening the implementation of the School-Based Feeding Program(SBFP) is identified in the BE-LCP as one of DepEd’s intervention for increasing the physical resilience of learners.

Through the years, the SBFP has been implemented to address hunger and encourage learners to enroll, contribute to the improvement of their nutritional status, provide nourishment for their growth and development, help boost their immune system, and enhance and improve their health and nutrition values. The SBFP shall cover only public schools.

In line with the BE-LCP, the SBFP implementation strategy was modified, considering the conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food items served in previous  years were changed from hot meals to nutritious food products(NFP) composed of enhanced nutribun, nutri-packs, vegs, fruit and fruit juices, etc. Fresh/sterilized milk, a new component introduced in compliance with RA 11037, was also served to the beneficiaries.  For FY 2022 funds, the primary beneficiaries shall be the same beneficiaries in SY 2021-2022  (all Kindergarten learners and identified severely wasted and wasted in Grades 1 to 6  except those who have moved to Grade 7.  The Central Office directly download the funds  to the Schools Division Offices.

The implementation period for FY 2022 funds is recommended from April to July 2022, However, for schools division offices (SDOs) having issues and concerns with the program, the period of implementation for both NFP and milk shall be extended from September to November 2022, while payment and liquidation will be until December 2022.


Eligible Activities and Expenses

  • Procurement may be done in any of these approaches, or a combination thereof, as may be determined by the SDO concerned, in accordance with the provisions of RA 9184 and its IRR.
    • The SDO as the procuring entity , in which case the procurement of the food items is undertaken at the SDO level.
    • A cluster of schools/schools district can elect lead school as the Procuring Entity, in which case the procurement of food items are undertaken by the lead school but deliveries can be made directly to the recipient schools. Decisions related to procurement shall be consensus among the cluster of schools/schools district to promote transparency.
    • A school procurement may be allowed subject to the approval of the RD, if the following are satisfied: 1) far-flung/last mile schools and no means of clustering with other nearby schools; 2) procurement is limited to the available commodities in the area; and 3) the school has a School Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC).
  • Orientation on program implementation in the Region/Division.
  • Monitor and provide technical assistance to SDOs in the implementation of SBFP, specifically on the preparation of cycle menu and technical specifications of food items, and compliance with the guidelines.
  • Oversee the implementation of the program and ensure timely release to and liquidation of funds by the SDOs.
  • Conduct of monthly meeting with SDO focals, RTWG.
  • Conduct of Evaluation/Search for the Most Outstanding Implementers of SBFP.