Resource | Policy Memos | SP13-2017
SP13-2017: Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2015-2016

FNS announces the release of Paid Lunch Price data for School Year 2015-2016. The Section 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities (SFAs) to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the State agencies for publication by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) each school year. The released data includes information on the most frequently charged paid lunch prices in elementary, middle and high schools across the country. The data is published and made publicly available as reported by State agencies.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP12-2017
New Reporting Procedures for FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report for School Year 2016-2017

This memorandum announces the change in reporting procedures of paid lunch prices in School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program for School Year 2016-2017. SFAs are expected to report the most frequently charged price for elementary, middle/junior high and high school levels to their State agency. A complete list of prices reported on form FNS-828 should now be submitted to FNS by State agencies using the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS).   

Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 SFSP06-2017
Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers – Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on meal service requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP08 CACFP04 SFSP03-2017
Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to revise guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the At-Risk Afterschool component of CACFP, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program. In 2014, Food Nutrition Service consolidated previous guidance, simplified the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burden on state agencies and program operators, and clarified how the Community Eligibility Provision relates to area eligibility determinations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-104
Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits (Revised)

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07-2017
Completion of Fiscal Action in School Year 2016-2017 Administrative Reviews

This memorandum addresses questions that State agencies have asked regarding School Food Authority wide fiscal action and assists State agencies in completing administrative reviews of SFAs. This memorandum should be used in conjunction with the Administrative Review guidance issued through the memorandum, Administrative Review – Revised Manual, Forms, and Tools (School Year 2016-2017), SP 44- 2016.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP05 CACFP03 SFSP02-2017
Q&A: Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services

This memorandum provides general guidance on the various procurement groups FNS has identified, how to use each group in a way that complies with federal procurement standards, and supersedes SP 35-2012, Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc., dated June 12, 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP01-2017
Release of the Revised Federal State Agreement for Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs (form FNS-74)

This memorandum and attachment provide information on the release of the revised Federal-State Agreement for Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs, form FNS-74. This agreement between the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and state agencies is used to set out the requirements for administering the child nutrition programs per 7 CFR 235.3(b). 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04-2017
Model Functional Requirements for State and Local Information Technology Systems

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the release of the first version of the “Model Functional Requirements for State School Meal Programs Information Systems” and “Model Functional Requirements for Local School Meal Programs Information Systems” tools. These tools can be found on the Guidance & Resources page.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP03-2017
Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY2016-2017 - Revised

On October 6, 2016, the Food and Nutrition Service issued a memorandum to provide information on the revised Draft Local Agency Procurement Review Tool. While the concepts of the Tool remain the same, the revision provides clarity, improves functionality, and expands instructions for school food authorities and state agencies.