Resource | Policy Memos | SP13-2007
Operation of Child Nutrition Programs Dring a Pandemic
Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 CAFP07 SFSP06-2007
Update on Electronic Transactions in the Child Nutrition Programs

We have received numerous questions regarding the electronic transfer of information in the administration of state-administered federal programs. This memo updates the October 2, 2001 policy memo regarding electronic transactions in child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP09-2007
Food Service Management Company Contracts

The purpose of this memorandum is to establish the authority of State agencies (SAs) to permit agreements between Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors and food service management companies (FSMC) in a manner consistent with the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Resource | Grants
Summer Food Service Program Rural Transportation Grant 2005-2006 Progress Report

Summer Food Service Program Rural Transportation Grant
2005-2006 Progress Report

Resource | Policy Memos | SP12 CACFP09 SFSP07-2007
Electronic Record and Reporting Systems

The increasing prevalence of electronic systems of records and claiming is an encouraging step toward streamlining recordkeeping and reporting requirements. However, it is important to ensure that implementing an electronic system does not create a barrier to participation.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Report to Congress: USDA's Simplified Summer Food Program 2001-2006

The Simplified Summer Food Program (“Simplified Summer”) is a modified version of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The modifications allow reimbursements at a fixed rate rather than limiting reimbursement to administrative and operating costs documented by the individual provider. Simplified Summer was based on the Lugar Pilot Project (“Pilot”) which was in place from FY 2001 to FY 2004. Simplified Summer began operating in FY 2005 and extends the summer food program benefits, first established in the Pilot, to additional states. Meals served are reimbursed at the allowable rates under SFSP without regard to actual or budgeted costs. Sponsoring organizations in Simplified Summer do not have to report costs in order to receive reimbursement, nor are they limited to using administrative funds strictly for administration. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) evaluate the impact of Simplified Summer which now operates in 26 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Resource | Rule
Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Eligibility Information in the Child Nutrition Programs

This final rule establishes requirements for the disclosure of children's free and reduced price meals or free milk eligibility information under the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP04-2007
Migrant Site Eligibility Determinations

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that migrant sites participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are considered area eligible sites falling under the category of open, or restricted open, sites as defined by SFSP regulations, 7 CFR 225.2.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Project List

On December 13, 2005 the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded multi-year grant funds to Mississippi, New York, Oregon, Texas and West Virginia for innovative approaches in overcoming limited transportation resources in rural areas for the Summer Food Service Program.