Resource | Reimbursement Rates
SFSP 2011 Reimbursement Rates

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. These adjustments address changes in the Consumer Price Index, as required under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The 2011 reimbursement rates are presented as a combined set of rates to highlight simplified cost accounting procedures that are extended nationwide by enactment of the Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The 2011 rates are also presented individually, as separate operating and administrative rates of reimbursement, to show the effect of the Consumer Price Index adjustment on each rate.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-007
Sales of End Products through Commercial Distributors Indirect Discount and Net Off Invoice

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify requirements in the sale of processed end products through a commercial distributor under an "indirect discount" or "hybrid" sales system, in accordance with 7 CFR 250.30(e)(1)(ii), and in a modified form of such sales system previously approved by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), in accordance with 7 CFR 250.30(e)(1)(iii).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07-2012
Allocation of Admin Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns

This provision requires state agencies to certify whether participating SFAs are in compliance with meal requirements and, therefore, eligible to receive performance-based cash assistance for each reimbursable lunch served (an additional six cents per lunch, adjusted annually, available beginning October 1, 2012).

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP06-2012
Serving Additional Foods in the Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum provides guidance to state agencies on the allowable use of program funds for additional foods served in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Resource | Policy Memos
Routine Checks with Neighboring States to Prevent Duplicate Participation and Performing Deceased and Prisoner Verification Matches

The purpose of this memo is to address concerns regarding individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not eligible, due to dual participation, because they are deceased or because they are incarcerated.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letters to Governors

Strengthening SNAP integrity, rooting out waste, fraud and abuse so that federal dollars are used appropriately.

Resource | Direct Final Rule
Direct Final Rule: SNAP Quality Control Error Tolerance Threshold

This direct final rule is amending the Quality Control (QC) review error threshold in our regulations from $25.00 to $50.00. The purpose for raising the QC error threshold is to make permanent the temporary threshold change that was required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008. This change does not have an impact on the public. The QC system measures the accuracy of the eligibility system for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP03 SFSP05-2012
Simplifying Application Procedures in the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this memo is to clarify the simplified application procedures currently available to experienced Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors and sites in good standing and to describe simplified application procedures now available to experienced Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) institutions in good standing who wish to apply for participation in SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP03-2012
Direct Certification and Zero Benefit Households

Section 9(b)(12)(A)(i) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act restricts categorical eligibility for free school meals based on SNAP participation to children who are members of a household receiving assistance under SNAP. Therefore, a child who is a member of a household that is receiving “zero benefits” from SNAP is not categorically eligible for free meals, unless the child is categorically eligible for another reason.