SCH/CNP Eligibility Requirements & How to Apply

Last Published: 11/13/2013

This page provides a summary of the eligibility requirements for schools and institutions interested in participating in the Schools/Child Nutrition Commodity Programs and how to apply.

  • Participant Eligibility Requirements. Schools participating in the National School Program (NSLP) or institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are eligible to receive USDA donated commodities.
  • How to Apply. Contact your State distributing agency (SDA) for further assistance. For a list of SDA contacts that includes those which administer Schools/Child Nutrition Commodity Programs, CSFP, NSIP, and TEFAP, click here. To view a fact sheet with frequently asked questions about how this program works, click here.