Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0098
Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2015-2016

FNS announces the release of Paid Lunch Price data for School Year 2015-2016. The Section 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities (SFAs) to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agencies for publication by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) each school year.

SP13-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0097
New Reporting Procedures for FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report for School Year 2016-2017

This memorandum announces the change in reporting procedures of paid lunch prices in School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program for School Year 2016-2017. SFAs are expected to report the most frequently charged price for elementary, middle/junior high and high school levels to their state agency.

SP12-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0092
Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers – Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on meal service requirements in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option.

SP10 SFSP06-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0090
Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits: Revised

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

FD-104
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program Report to Congress: State Implementation Progress, School Year 2014-2015

This report responds to the requirement of PL 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Direct certification is a process conducted by the states and by local educational agencies to certify eligible children for free meals without the need for household applications. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0088
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) requirements, as found in 7 CFR Part 225, FNS Instruction 796-4, and other official federal program guidance. It supersedes SFSP 08-2016, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Nov. 12, 2015.

SFSP 05-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0087
Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status–Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance to state agencies on procedures for reviewing the nonprofit status of organizations applying to participate in the SFSP.  In addition, this memorandum clarifies the corrective actions required by organizations whose tax-exempt status has been revoked. 

SFSP04-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0095
Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to revise guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the At-Risk Afterschool component of CACFP, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program.

SP08 CACFP04 SFSP03-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0086
2017 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option

This memorandum consolidates the recent policy changes in the NSLP,  SBP, and SFSP that affect the implementation of the Seamless Summer Option. This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP 37-2015, 2015 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option, May 22, 2015.

SP09-2017
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
The Second Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification Study (APEC II): Estimating and Validating Statistical Models for Updating Estimates of Improper Payments in the NSLP and SBP

Statistical models were designed to estimate national improper payments due to certification error on an annual basis using district-level data. This enables FNS to update its estimates of national improper payment rates for the NSLP and SBP in future years without having to conduct full rounds of primary data collection.