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Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0012

Summer Food Service Program FAQs

Why the SFSP is important and how it operates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0099

Categorical Eligibility (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification regarding households determined to be categorically eligible for FDPIR in accordance with provisions at sections 4300-4320 of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Handbook 501.

FD-076
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0098

Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for SY 2015-16

FNS announces the release of Paid Lunch Price data for school year 2015-16. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities (SFAs) to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agencies for publication by FNS each school year.

SP13-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0097

New Reporting Procedures for FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report for SY 2016-17

This memorandum announces the change in reporting procedures of paid lunch prices in school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program for School Year 2016-17. SFAs are expected to report the most frequently charged price for elementary, middle/junior high and high school levels to their state agency.

SP12-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0096

Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures Revised

This memorandum consolidates and clarifies select disaster/emergency policies and procedures applicable to the CSFP, the FDPIR and TEFAP.

FD-093
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0094

Offer Versus Serve and Family Style Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This memorandum outlines the use of offer versus serve in the adult day care and at-risk afterschool settings in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the use of family style meals in the CACFP.

CACFP05-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0092

Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers – Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on meal service requirements in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option.

SP10 SFSP06-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0090

Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits: Revised

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

FD-104
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0088

Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) requirements, as found in 7 CFR Part 225, FNS Instruction 796-4, and other official federal program guidance. It supersedes SFSP 08-2016, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Nov. 12, 2015.

SFSP 05-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0087

Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status–Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance to state agencies on procedures for reviewing the nonprofit status of organizations applying to participate in the SFSP.  In addition, this memorandum clarifies the corrective actions required by organizations whose tax-exempt status has been revoked. 

SFSP04-2017