This memorandum provides initial implementation guidance for the Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule. This memorandum applies to state agencies administering and school food authorities, institutions and sponsors implementing the NSLP, SBP, CACFP, and SFSP.
This memorandum provides information to assist Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) in preparing to implement Summer EBT.
This memorandum provides best practices for establishing a single application process for experienced program operators providing year-round meal services to at-risk children in low-income areas.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 authorized a permanent, nationwide Summer EBT program beginning in 2024. The Act requires FNS to promulgate interim regulations within a year of the Act’s enactment. Interim regulations are effective upon publication and FNS will accept comments on the interim rule to inform subsequent rulemakings.
This memo provides guidance for establishing an approved level of meals, also known as “site caps”. This guidance is designed to assist state agencies with establishing the initial maximum and the maximum approved levels of meals of SFSP sites serving meals prepared by food service management companies, known as “vended sites.” This memo also provides guidance on seeking upward or downward adjustments of the site cap based upon information collected during site reviews by the sponsor and/or state agency.
This guidance memo addresses sponsors’ monitoring requirements of its sites and food service operations in the SFSP. This guidance applies to sponsors’ management responsibilities of conducting initial site visits and full reviews of food service, including visits of non-congregate rural meal sites.
Guidance for state agencies to develop criteria for site selection for monitoring reviews in the Summer Food Service Program.
This memorandum provides further guidance on the administration and operation of non-congregate meal service in rural areas during summer 2023 for the Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.
Oversight and Monitoring of the Summer Food Service Program - Guidance on On-site and Off-site Strategies and Options
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding on-site and off-site strategies and options for oversight and monitoring of the Summer Food Service Program.
This memorandum provides best practices for state agencies for using appropriate documentation for claim validation for self-preparation sites and ensuring claims are properly payable in the Summer Food Service Program.