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 | 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
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 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-2003-0005
Implementation of Interim Rule: Monitor Staffing Standards in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) [§§ 226.16(b)(1), 226.6(b)(18)(ii)(B), and 226.6(f)(2)]

The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit the enclosed guidance concerning proper implementation of PL 106-224.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0027
Child and Adult Care Food Program (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-2003-0007
CACFP Deadlines for Retroactive Reimbursement of Free/Reduced Price Provision for For-Profit Centers

This is a follow-up to our Feb. 21, 2003, memorandum that announced the extension of the provision allowing some for-profit child care centers to participate in CACFP. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidelines on the submission of retroactive claims for reimbursement.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0026
Applicability of FNS Instruction 788-16 to Multi-State Proprietary Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors (CACFP)

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

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0004
Determining School and Child Care Commodity Entitlements

This memorandum describes how commodity entitlements are determined and allocated to states for meals served in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

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