Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 19.5 cents for the period July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SBP Severe Need Assistance

The Department is adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations for the School Breakfast Program. The interim rule addresses and implements amendments made by Section 201 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 and amends the School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a school's costs exceed the rate of reimbursement as a criterion for receiving the higher severe need funding available in the SBP.

The rule also allows State agencies to provide severe need reimbursements to certain new schools that are beginning participation in the school feeding programs and therefore have no historical second preceding year participation information, as was previously required. The rule is intended to simplify eligibility for severe need reimbursements by removing previous restrictions on receipt of those payments. This rule does not impose new administrative requirements on State or local governmental entities.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles

This final rule implements a legislative provision which requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to develop a school food safety program for the preparation and service of school meals served to children.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: School Food Safety Inspections

This final rule adopts without change the food safety inspections requirements for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) set forth in a previous interim rule issued by the Food and Nutrition Service as a result of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. Schools participating in the lunch and breakfast programs must obtain two inspections per year, post the most recent inspection report in a visible location, and release a copy of the report to members of the public upon request.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010)

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 | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013)

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, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010)

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, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Marketing and Sale of Fluid Milk in Schools

This rule finalizes the interim rule that implemented the statutory provision to prohibit direct or indirect restrictions on the sale or marketing of fluid milk on school premises or at school-sponsored events, at any time or in any place, in schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. This rule ensures that there are no policies or procedures in place that have the effect of restricting the sale or marketing of fluid milk.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0017
Administrative Review and Training Grant Amendment

We have had a number of requests for clarification regarding the use of $3,500 per review for the Fiscal Year 2009 ART grant award under Method 1. The purpose of this memorandum is to amend our cover letter and request for application for the FY 2009 ART grant, Method 1.

SP16-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0066
Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum updates and revises memoranda SP 30-2008: Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs, SP 08-2009: Procurement Questions, and SP 28-2009: Procurement Questions, regarding school food authorities’ and other institutions’ application of a geographic preference in procurements for the child nutrition programs.

SP 01-2010 CACFP 01-2010 SFSP 01-2010