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Afterschool Care Snacks in Emergency Shelters in the Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP)

This policy provides older children, who are homeless and consequently automatically eligible for free meals, access to afterschool care snacks, even if the emergency shelter’s program is not located in a school attendance area where at least 50 percent of the enrolled students are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

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Follow up Questions on Upward Bound

We are providing guidance in a Question and Answer format to capture the questions we have already answered informally, as well as other questions we will be responding to for the first time.

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Updated Guidance for Homeless Children in the School Nutrition Programs

Please advise your state agencies that a January 2002 amendment to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) clarified the definition of homeless children and youth. Another provision of the statute requires each school district to designate a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths. Many districts already have designated a liaison. Other districts may appoint an individual to act as the liaison until one is designated.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The No Child Left Behind Act contains a number of changes that affect the Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs). This memo contains those changes that are pertinent to the Child Nutrition Programs.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)—Flexibility in Time Requirements for At-Risk Meal Services

This memorandum provides flexibility to at-risk afterschool care programs that serve both a snack and supper.

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Additional Sites Eligible for the Seamless Summer Feeding Waiver

We have been asked to reconsider our decision to exclude closed enrolled sites in eligible areas and camps from participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Waiver.

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Exceptions to Approving Sponsors Prior to Program Operations

This memorandum provides regional offices with the authority, under certain circumstances, to approve state agency requests to reimburse SFSP sponsors whose applications are not approved prior to the beginning of their meal service operations.

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Use of “stop payments” in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

It has come to our attention that there is still some question regarding the ability of State agencies (SAs) and sponsoring organizations (SOs) to use “stop payments” (suspension of all Program reimbursement to institutions or providers) as a tool to enforce an institution or a provider’s compliance with Program requirements.

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USDA Sponsor Reviews

The purpose of this memorandum is to establish that regional offices may allow state agencies to count a USDA review of an SFSP sponsor as one of their required reviews, provided that the state agency assumes all responsibilities associated with resolution of the review findings relating to the administration of the program by the sponsor, including but not limited to any and all appeals arising from the review.

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Categorical Eligibility for Upward Bound Sites

We have received a request to allow states to consider Upward Bound sites to be categorically eligible to participate in the SFSP based on the eligibility criteria for the Upward Bound program.