Resource | Policy Memos | FD-081
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.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP09-2008
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 (CACFP) and Summer Food Service (SFSP) Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP07-2008
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.

Resource | Notices
Correction: Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines

This notice makes several corrections to Child Nutrition Programs-Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
The Pennsylvania SFSP Rural Area Eligibility Pilot Evaluation

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-265) authorized a pilot to operate in rural Pennsylvania during the summers of 2005 and 2006. The purpose was to test whether lowering the site eligibility threshold from 50 percent to 40 percent would increase the number of children participating in the program. The legislation directed USDA, through the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), to evaluate the impact of the pilot eligibility criterion on: (1) the number of sponsors operating sites that offer meals under the SFSP, (2) the number of sites offering meals through SFSP, (3) the geographic locations of sites, (4) services provided at the sites, and (5) other factors influencing participation.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP03-2008
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.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
SFSP 2008 Reimbursement Rates

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). These adjustments reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute governing the Program. In addition, further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii, as authorized by the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP01-2008
Nationwide Expansion of Summer Food Service Program Simplified Cost Accounting Procedures

The Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which was signed into law Dec. 26, 2007, 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.