Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP06 SFSP11-2014
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies the flexibility available to local educational agency (LEA) officials for establishing the effective date of eligibility for children certified for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP) and free milk in the Special Milk Program (SMP) (SMP) based on household applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06 CACFP03 SFSP06-2014
Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum highlights existing flexibilities available to CACFP institutions to simplify their participation in SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 SFSP07-2014
Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and provide guidance on requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) related to expanding awareness and access to these programs. This memorandum also highlights resources available to States and sponsors for conducting their required expansion efforts.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04 SFSP04-2014
Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) were established to ensure that low-income children continue to have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. To meet this need, sponsors and sites are encouraged to take steps toward improving the nutritional quality and appeal of summer meals served. This memorandum highlights existing policies and procedures that can assist with serving more nutritious meals that appeal to children in the SFSP and the SSO.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP01-2014
REISSUED: Sponsors Operating in Multiple States in the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors operating sites in multiple States. The memorandum supersedes previous guidance contained in SFSP 04-2012, Sponsors Operating in Multiple States in the Summer Food Service Program, Oct. 31, 2011.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 SFSP02-2014
Mobile Feeding Options in Summer Feeding Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the use of the mobile feeding model in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP 07-2013
Summer Food Service Program Standard Contract Threshold
Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP 06-2013
Additional State Agency Requirements in the Summer Food Service Program
Resource | Handbooks
2016 Monitor's Guide

This guidance is designed to give you, as a monitor for a Program sponsor, a working knowledge of the SFSP, and your duties and responsibilities as the sponsor's representative.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Innovative Strategies for Increasing Participation

Need a few ideas to kick-start a good summer program? Here are some suggestions, followed by examples of activities and initiatives that State agencies have undertaken to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO).