Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the "national average payments,'' the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the "maximum reimbursement rates,'' the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Nondiscretionary Amendments Related to the HHFKA of 2010

This final rule implements several nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, including those related to categorical eligibility for foster children, removal of limits on private nonprofit sponsors, outreach to eligible families, simplification of area eligibility for day care homes, application of school food safety requirements, and permanent agreements for institutions and sponsors.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0075
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

The attached memorandum of questions and answers, issued jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters, food distribution and child nutrition divisions, clarifies the use of SAE funds, both as initially allocated and when reallocated, for administrative and other expenses incurred in the food distribution program.

SP57-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0073
Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

The updated administrative review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled resource management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account.

SP56-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0018
Crediting Vegetables for Grains in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

This memorandum addresses whether vegetables may be used as a substitution for all grains, including whole grain-rich products in outlying areas (American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

SP29-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0055
Extending Flexibility for RCCIs in the NSLP

On July 16, 2012, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued memorandum SP 38-2012, which allowed Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), with state agency approval, to serve the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) meal pattern in effect for the highest age/grade group served to all residential students.

SP48-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0005
Quarterly Reporting Associated with School Food Authority Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement

This memorandum provides information regarding the state agencies’ quarterly reporting requirements associated with identifying the number of school food authorities certified to receive the performance-based reimbursement for each lunch served in compliance with the new meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

SP20-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0033
Release of New School Food Authority Verification Collection Report

This memorandum and attachment provide information on the release of the revised form FNS-742, the SFA Verification Collection Report, used to report the results of verification activities of free and reduced price applications in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

SP38-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0058
Release of the New State Agency Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (Form FNS-834)

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246) and the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA, PL 111-296) require that children living in households receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be directly certified for free school meals under the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program.

SP50-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0011
Requirement that SAs and SFA Review FSMC Cost Reimbursable Contracts and Contracts Associated with USDA Foods

The purpose of this memorandum is to call attention to previously published memoranda providing clarification on the requirement to oversee and monitor school food authority contracts with Food Service Management Companies and to ensure ongoing technical assistance and training provided by state agencies includes this information.

SP23-2013