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SCH/CNP Eligibility Requirements & How to Apply

Last Published: 05/24/2016

This page provides information on eligibility requirements for schools and institutions interested in participating in the Schools/Child Nutrition USDA Foods 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 foods.

How to Apply. Contact your State Distribution Agency (SDA) for further assistance with Schools/Child Nutrition USDA Foods Programs. View the Schools/Child Nutrition USDA Foods program fact sheet for frequently asked questions and answers about how this program works.