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CFR Correction: Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools

Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 210 to 299, is revised as of Jan. 1, 2015, on page 339, in § 245.6a, in paragraph (h).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0063

Disclosure Requirements for the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a reminder for LEAs regarding the restrictions on disclosure of sensitive information collected through the child nutrition programs.

SP16 CACFP06 SFSP10-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0062

CEP State Agency Procedures to Ensure Identified Student Percentage Accuracy

The Community Eligibility Provision, as authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1759a(a)(1)(F), is a proven and successful approach to ensuring that children in low income communities have access to healthy school meals.

SP15-2016
Resource | Notices

Announcement of Competition under the America COMPETES, Reauthorization Act of 2010

The goal of the prize competition is to produce an open source electronic school meal application that states and school districts can adapt for their own use. FNS hopes to develop a prototype that incorporates the best ideas from the innovation community at large. The application will contain a minimum FNS-defined package of design features that target applicant error and reduce applicant burden.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0058

Guidance on Competitive Procurement Standards for Program Operators

Recent communications between FNS and state agency program staff during procurement trainings and management evaluations conducted in fiscal year 2014-2015 indicated a need for guidance on competitive procurement standards. This page lists where to find the standards.

SP12 CACFP05 SFSP09-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0056

Local Foods and Related Activities in Summer Meal Programs, with Q&As

The purpose of this memorandum and attached questions and answers is to provide guidance on the incorporation of local foods and nutrition and agriculture-based activities in the SFSP and the Seamless Summer Option, collectively referred to as summer meal programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0055

Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs

This has been superseded by SP10 SFSP06-2017.

SP05 SFSP05-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0054

Procurement Standards and Resource Management Requirements Related to Franchise Agreements

FNS is aware that school food authorities and program operators may be operating NSLP, SBP, and other child nutrition programs, in a way that includes offering reimbursable meals and non-program foods (a la carte sales, catering, adult meals, etc.) using foods from popular franchise restaurants through a franchise agreement.

SP03 CACFP03 SFSP03-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0052

Questions and Answers on the Transition to and Implementation of 2 CFR Part 200

FNS has received many questions related to implementation of 2 CFR Part 200 and understands that changes to financial and procurement systems are costly and require time to develop and implement. Therefore, FNS will work with state agencies during this transition period and will seek to answer questions and provide guidance as needed. 

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0048

Procuring Local Meat, Poultry, Game and Eggs for Child Nutrition Programs

Recently, FNS has received a number of questions related to buying local meat, poultry, game, and eggs; this memorandum seeks to clarify the regulatory requirements related to food safety and answer specific questions related to these products with a series of questions and answers.

SP01 CACFP01 SFSP01-2016