When eligibility is determined using an application process, school districts must annually verify eligibility of children from a sample of household applications for that school year, unless the state agency assumes responsibility for verification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This memorandum provides general guidance on the various procurement groups FNS has identified, how to use each group in a way that complies with federal procurement standards, and supersedes SP 35-2012, Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc., dated June 12, 2012.
This memorandum shares updates to the Fiscal Year “Reporting Table” and “Reporting Timeline” previously provided in memo SP21-2016 issued on December 28, 2015.
The objective of the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II is to collect timely data on policies, administrative, and operational issues on the child nutrition programs. The ultimate goal is to analyze these data and to provide input for new legislation on child nutrition programs, as well as to provide pertinent technical assistance and training to program implementation staff.
The Community Eligibility Provision is a meal service option for local educational agencies and schools in high-poverty areas. CEP allows participating LEAs and schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without the burden of collecting household applications.
The purpose of this third study on Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification is to provide the Food and Nutrition Service with key information on the annual error rates and erroneous payments for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in SY 2017-2018.