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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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CN Flexibilities for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-23

FNS is offering a suite of operational flexibilities that will be available to child nutrition programs for summer 2022 and school year 2022-23.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

School Meals Programs Comparison Table of Flexibilities for School Year 2021-22 and School Year 2022-23

FNS is offering this comparison table to assist state agencies and program operators as they transition from school year (SY) 2021-22 operations under COVID-19 nationwide waivers and flexibilities to operations designed around their own unique circumstances for SY 2022-23.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid

FNS is conducting additional demonstration projects to expand the evaluation of direct certification with Medicaid for both free and reduced price meal eligibility in NSLP and SBP.

Resource | Federal Register Documents

National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payments, the amount of money the Federal Government provides states for lunches, afterschool snacks, and breakfasts served to children participating in the NSLP and SBPs; to the maximum reimbursement rates, the maximum per lunch rate from federal funds that a state can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the NSLP; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution that participates in the SMP for Children.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Team Nutrition Recipes

New recipes for CACFP centers and homes. Discover quick-and-easy recipes for lunch and supper.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Support for Child Nutrition Program Operators

This table shows the estimated additional funding that school meal and child and adult day care providers will receive for school year 2022-23.

Resource | Technical Assistance

School Meals Application Materials in French

The French translation of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals and accompanying materials.

Resource | Forms

FNS-74: Federal-State Agreement Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs

This agreement sets out the requirements for administering the child nutrition programs and the food distribution programs.

FNS-74
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA/USDC Authorized Labels and Manufacturers

CN numbers that appear on the valid list apply to the CN logo and crediting statement only. It is the manufacturer's responsibility to ensure that the product label meets all over federal labeling requirements.