The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY). The Education Department manages the distribution of over $26 billion in aid to localities throughout New York. Institutions receiving support through the Department include over 7,000 public and private elementary and secondary schools, 270 public and independent colleges and universities, 359 proprietary (for-profit) schools, nearly 7,000 libraries; 750 museums, the State schools for the blind and for the deaf, and 25 public broadcasting facilities.
The Education Department awards many contracts to purchase supplies and services to provide support to schools and institutions throughout New York State.
NYSED Website: www.nysed.gov