Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2003-2004)

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, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0030
Treatment of the Shared Maintenance Fee for Food Bank Donations in the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the procedures for determining the allowable cost portion of the shared maintenance fees charged by food banks for donations to institutions and facilities participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0029
Continuing Resolution

On Sept. 30, 2003, the President signed HJ Resolution 69, which continues appropriations for the child nutrition programs and extends several provisions that were to expire on September 30.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals in Schools-Verification Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

This final rule amends the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) relating to the verification of applications for free and reduced price meal benefits under the NSLP and the SBP.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 15.75 cents for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

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, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to: the national average payment rates for meals and supplements 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 supplements 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 | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs; National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to: (1) The national average payments;  (2) the maximum reimbursement rates; 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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0027
CACFP – Budget Approval Issues

This memorandum is intended to clarify when the state agency can require an institution to devote a specific amount or percentage of CACFP funds to pay for food or other costs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0026
Applicability of FNS Instruction 788-16 to Multi-State Proprietary

This memorandum is intended to clarify that the provisions of FNS Instruction 788-16 also apply to proprietary multi-state CACFP sponsors.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0024
Review Requirements for At-Risk Afterschool Care Centers Participating in the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that state agencies and sponsoring organizations must use the review procedures outlined in the current CACFP regulations to review at-risk afterschool care centers.