Distribution of Donated Foods to Service Institutions Participating in the Summer Food Service Program
In this memorandum, we present several options for consideration by the distributing agency to help ensure that service institutions receive donated foods for use in the summer meals provided in SFSP in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Automatic Eligibility for Early Head Start Participants
This memorandum supplements the guidance issued on May 16, 2008, concerning automatic eligibility for free meals for any child who is enrolled in Head Start.
Simplified Acquisition Threshold
The purpose of this memorandum is to extend the prevailing simplified acquisition threshold, commonly referred to as the small purchase threshold, to the Child and Adult Care and Summer Food Service Programs.
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2008-2009)
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 and free milk for the period from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.
Emergency Operation of the SFSP in Areas of the Midwest Affected by Severe Flooding
This memorandum announces the Child Nutrition Division’s policy for emergency operation of the SFSP in those areas of the Midwest recently affected by severe flooding.
Automatic Eligibility for Free Meal Benefits Extended to All Children Enrolled in Head Start
This memorandum provides guidance regarding amendments to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act that extend automatic eligibility for free meal benefits, including free milk, to all children enrolled in Head Start and participating in child nutrition programs.
Correction: Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines
This notice makes several corrections to child nutrition programs income eligibility guidelines.
Sharing Income Eligibility Information between Child Nutrition Programs
The purpose of this memo is to highlight previously issued guidance on the disclosure of eligibility information between child nutrition programs, and to offer clarification on the application of this policy.
Simplified Procedures in the Summer Food Service Program
Simplified SFSP procedures, which became effective January 1, 2008, allow reimbursement based solely on the number of meals served times the reimbursement rates.
Nationwide Expansion of Summer Food Service Program Simplified Cost Accounting Procedures
The Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act extends the cost accounting procedures commonly known as the “Simplified” Summer Food Service Program. Currently, 26 states and Puerto Rico operate under the simplified procedures. This Act extends these simplified procedures to all states.