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Resource | Federal Register Documents

Extension of Comment Period - CNP Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent with the 2020 DGAs

USDA is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule, “Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” to May 10, 2023.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Federal Register Documents

Comment Request on Proposed Rule: Child Nutrition Programs - Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent with the 2020 DGAs

This rulemaking proposes long-term school nutrition standards based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, and feedback the USDA received from child nutrition program stakeholders during a robust stakeholder engagement campaign. 

Resource | Federal Register Documents

Child Nutrition Programs: Community Eligibility Provision - Increasing Options for Schools

This rulemaking proposes to expand access to the Community Eligibility Provision by lowering the minimum identified student percentage participation threshold from 40 percent to 25 percent, which would give states and schools greater flexibility to choose to invest non-federal funds to offer no-cost meals to all enrolled students.

Resource | Policy Memos

Updated Title I Guidance for Making Within District Allocations

The purpose of this memo is to share updated guidance from the U.S. Department of Education for making within-district Title I allocations under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

SP 10-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

Community Eligibility Provision: Statutory Annual Notification and Publication Requirements and School Year 2023-2024 Election Deadline

This memorandum provides a reminder of the annual Community Eligibility Provision notification and publication requirements. This memorandum also reminds state agencies that the statutory election deadline for local educational agencies to elect CEP for school year 2023-24 is June 30, 2023.

SP 09-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

Free or Low-Cost Internet Services Available to All Households with Kids at Schools Participating in the Community Eligibility Provision

This guidance applies to state agencies and school food authorities administering the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. This guidance provides a reminder of the Affordable Connectivity Program.

SP 08-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

Implementation Guidance: Summer 2023 Non-Congregate Meal Service in Rural Areas

This memorandum provides 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 01-2023, SP 05-2023
Resource | Policy Memos

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023: Effect on Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides notice to child nutrition program operators regarding the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, enacted on Dec. 29, 2022. 

SP 06-2023, CACFP 05-2023, SFSP 02-2023
Resource | Federal Register Documents

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda - Fall 2022

This agenda provides summary descriptions of significant and not significant regulations being developed in FNS.