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Initial Implementation Memo: Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

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.

Resource | Policy Memos

Implementation of Summer EBT in 2024 by WIC Indian Tribal Organizations

This memorandum provides information to assist Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) in preparing to implement Summer EBT.

SEBT 02-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

Best Practices for Streamlining Applications for Year-Round Program Operations

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.

CACFP 08-2023, SFSP 10-2023
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Guidance for State Implementation of Summer EBT in 2024

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. 

SEBT 01-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

Approved Levels of Meals for Vended Sites in the Summer Food Service Program

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.

Resource | Policy Memos

Initial Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program

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.

SFSP 10-2023
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Guidance on Site Selection Criteria during Reviews in the SFSP

Guidance for state agencies to develop criteria for site selection for monitoring reviews in the Summer Food Service Program.

SFSP 08-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

Questions and Answers #2: Summer 2023 Non-Congregate Meal Service in Rural Areas

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.

SFSP 07-2023, SP 14-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

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.

SFSP 06-2023
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SFSP Best Practices for Meal Claim Verification and Ensuring Properly Payable Claims

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.

SFSP 05-2023