Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005)

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 2005 (July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005) 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 | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs

This rule proposes to amend the regulations governing procedures related to the procurement of goods and services in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Special Milk Program to remedy deficiencies identified in audits and program reviews.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005)

This Notice announces the annual adjustments to: (1) 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; (2) 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 (3) the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to nonneedy 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, 2004 - June 30, 2005)

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 or free milk for the period from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: NSLP Requirement for Variety of Fluid Milk in Reimbursable Meals

The National School Lunch Program regulations are revised to require that schools offer, with meals, fluid milk in a variety of fat contents.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0012
Applicability of Federal Requirements to State Agency Procurements

As you know, in August 2000, the procurement requirements for the child nutrition programs were moved from Department regulation 7 CFR Part 3015 to 7 CFR Parts 3016 and 3019. Attached are a number of questions and answers we have received concerning how these requirements changed the procedures for procurements paid with State Administrative Expense Funds.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0030
Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts for Migrant Children

This memorandum supplements our Reauthorization Implementation Memo SP 4 (July 19, 2004) by providing additional information on identifying migrant children and on the procedures that school food authorities (SFAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) should use to coordinate with the Migrant Education Program (MEP) in order to document the categorical eligibility of migrant children for free meals.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0025
Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunches and Breakfasts of Runaway, Homeless, and Migrant Youth

Section 107 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Act) amended section 9(b) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to make runaway, homeless and migrant children categorically eligible for free meal benefits under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and is effective July 1, 2004.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0022
Child Nutrition State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds Reauthorization 2004 Implementation Memo CN 2

Section 202 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (the Act) amended Section 7 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to increase the minimum SAE grant level to states. In addition, for fiscal years (FY) 2005 through 2007, it maintains each state’s SAE grant at not less than the amount the state received for FY 2004.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0019
Duration of Households’ Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determination - Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo - SP 3

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Act) specifies that, effective July 1, 2004, households’ eligibility for free and reduced price meals shall remain in effect beginning on the date of eligibility for the current school year and ending on a date during the subsequent school year, as determined by the Secretary.