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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

Unique Entity Identifier Transition

In April 2022, federal agencies transitioned from use of the DUNS number to the Unique Entity Identifier. Child Nutrition Program Operators are required to have the UEI to receive payments from state agencies who administer the child nutrition programs on behalf of the federal government. This memorandum provides answers to questions related to the transition.

SP 07-2023, CACFP 06-2023, SFSP 04-2023
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

Guidance on Performance Standards, Budgets, and Management Plans in the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for state agencies and program operators on aspects of the final rule that aligned the SFSP with other child nutrition programs: performance standards, budgets, and management plans.

SFSP 03-2023
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0023

Rural Designations in the Summer Food Service Program - Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance on rural designations in the SFSP and highlight the FNS Rural Designation Map, a new tool available to assist state agencies and sponsors in designating sites as rural. This memorandum supersedes SFSP policy memorandum Using Metropolitan Statistical Area Data for Determining Rural Administrative Reimbursements, March 26, 2004.

Resource | Policy Memos

FY 2023-24 FMNP e-Solution Grant: Notice of Funding Availability

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided USDA with $390 million, available through FY 2024, to carry out outreach, innovation, and program modernization efforts to increase participation and redemption of benefits for both the WIC program and the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

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 | Policy Memos

FY 2023 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense Funds in Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides the information needed to conduct the FY 2023 reallocation of SAE funds in the child nutrition programs.

SP04-2023, CACFP04-2023