Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0086
2017 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option

This memorandum consolidates the recent policy changes in the NSLP,  SBP, and SFSP that affect the implementation of the Seamless Summer Option. This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP 37-2015, 2015 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option, May 22, 2015.

SP09-2017
Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - CACFP National Disqualified List: (FNS-843 & FNS-844)

This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for maintaining the National Disqualified List of institutions, day care home providers, and individuals that have been terminated or otherwise disqualified from Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participation.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home; Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0066
Indirect Cost Guidance

On September 30, 2016, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service issued new guidance describing the federal requirements state agencies and school food authorities must comply with in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, with respect to indirect costs. This guidance reflects current cost principles in 2 CFR 200 Subpart E.

SP60-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0072
Model Functional Requirements for State and Local Information Technology Systems

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the release of the first version of the “Model Functional Requirements for State School Meal Programs Information Systems” and “Model Functional Requirements for Local School Meal Programs Information Systems” tools.

SP04-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0097
New Reporting Procedures for FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report for School Year 2016-2017

This memorandum announces the change in reporting procedures of paid lunch prices in School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program for School Year 2016-2017. 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-2016-0062
Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Updated Q&As

The Community Eligibility Provision is a meal service option for local educational agencies and schools in high-poverty areas. CEP allows participating LEAs and schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without the burden of collecting household applications.

SP54-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0071
Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY2016-2017 - Revised

On October 6, 2016, the Food and Nutrition Service issued a memorandum to provide information on the revised Draft Local Agency Procurement Review Tool. While the concepts of the Tool remain the same, the revision provides clarity, improves functionality, and expands instructions for school food authorities and state agencies.

SP03-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0038
Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews of SFAs in SY2016-17

The purpose of this memo is to introduce the Food and Nutrition Service Draft Local Agency Procurement Review Tool which may assist state agencies in conducting adequate procurement oversight of school food authority procurement procedures in SY 2016-2017. 

SP45-2016