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Applicability of FNS Instruction 788-16 to Multi-State Proprietary

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DATE: June 25, 2003
SUBJECT: Applicability of FNS Instruction 788-16 to Multi-State Proprietary Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors (CACFP)
TO: Regional Directors
Child Nutrition Programs

FNS Instruction 788-16, Administrative Procedures for Multi-State Sponsoring Organization-Child Care Food Program, dated Oct. 19, 1983, implemented FNS’ policy on the administration of multi-state sponsoring organizations in the Child Care Food Program.

This memorandum is intended to clarify that the provisions of FNS Instruction 788-16, copy attached, also apply to proprietary multi-state CACFP sponsors. The remainder of this memorandum addresses some specific questions that have arisen regarding how state agencies and regional offices should address a variety of issues involving multistate proprietary CACFP sponsors.

Please provide this information and a copy of FNS Instruction 788-16 to your state agencies (SAs). Regional offices with cognizant responsibilities should begin initiating appropriate administrative oversight activities for the upcoming CACFP program year beginning Oct. 1, 2003.

Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: December 21, 2021

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.