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Changes to the SFSP as Mandated by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996

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DATE: January 27, 1997
MEMO CODE: Welfare Reform Advisory Memo #3
SUBJECT: Changes to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) as Mandated by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 (PL 104-193)
TO: Regional Directors
Child Nutrition Programs
All Regions

The attached memorandum is intended for immediate distribution to state agencies in your region. Dissemination of this memorandum without changes will ensure uniform implementation of these legislative provisions. To facilitate immediate dissemination, a cc:Mail file of this memo with attachment has been transmitted to your attention.

As mentioned in Welfare Reform Advisory Memo number one, issued on Aug. 13, 1996, this memorandum provides implementation guidance on all remaining SFSP provisions contained in PL 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Due to the complexity of some of the changes made in PL 104-193, our guidance for several provisions will be limited until the publication of implementing regulations.

Acting Director
Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: February 14, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.