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USDA School Program (SP) Memos

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2014

SP-01-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2014-2015 Calculations
SP-10-2014

Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs (This memorandum supersedes SP 36-2012 - published July 11, 2012)

SP-11-2014

Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations 

SP-13-2014

School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods

SP-15-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2014-2015 Calculations and Tool
SP-17-2014 Discretionary Elimination of Reduced Price Charges in the School Meal Programs 
SP-21-2014 Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Q&As
SP-23-2014 Questions and Answers Related to the “Smart Snacks” Interim Final Rule
SP-26-2014 New Questions and Answers Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program
SP-28-2014 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2014-15
SP-29-2014

Consolidated Appropriations Act Report Language on Waivers for School Breakfast and Smart Snacks

SP-35-2014 Grain Entrees Related to the Smart Snacks in School Standards
SP-36-2014 Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards and Exempt Fundraisers

 

2013

SP-01-2013 Federal Small Purchase Threshold Adjustment
SP-02-2013 Corn Masa (Dough) for Use in Tortilla Chips, Taco Shells and Tamales

SP-03-2013

Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As - Part II

SP-11-2013 REVISED FNS Guidance to School Food Authorities:  Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grain Maximums for School Year 2012-2013
SP-16-2013

Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

SP-19-2013 Paid Lunch Equity:  School Year 2012-2013 Calculations

SP 23-2013

 

Guidance Reaffirming the Requirement that State agencies and School Food Authorities Periodically Review Food Service Management Company Cost Reimbursable Contracts and Contracts Associated with USDA Foods

SP 24-2013 Revised SP 24-2013, SFSP 10-2013  Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Feeding Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat Revised Q&A's
SP 25-2013

Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2013-2014 Calculations and Tool

SP 26-2013

Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximums for School Year 2013-14

SP 28-2013

Questions & Answers on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern in School Year 2013-14

SP 31-2013 Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
SP 32-2013 2013 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option
SP 34-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2013-2014
SP 35-2013 State Agency Oversight and Monitoring of School Food Authority Contracts with Food Service Management Companies
SP 36-2013 Guidance Related to the ADA Amendments Act
SP 37-2013 Enhancing the School Food Safety Program: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
SP 40-2013 Questions and Answers Regarding the Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutrition Programs
SP 41-2013

Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year

2011-2012

SP 45-2013

Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in School Year 2013-2014

SP 48-2013 Extending Flexibility for RCCIs in the National School Lunch Program
SP 49-2013 Frozen Fruit Products in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs in School Year 2014-2015
SP 51-2013

Certification and Administrative Reviews in School Year 2013-2014

SP 52-2013 Child Nutrition Database Release 17
SP 55-2013 Questions and Answers Related to 6 Cent Certification during School Year 2013-2014
SP 56-2013

Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New
Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

SP 57-2013

Questions and Answers Regarding the Use of State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

SP 58-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: Additional Guidance for School Year (SY) 2013-2014
SP 59- 2013 Review of Provision 2/3 Base Year

 

2012

SP-01-2012 Rural Development's Community Facilities Program
SP-02-2012

Verification and Reporting of Foster Children

**This memo has been slightly modified to match terms used in Missouri and the numbering system on the Verification Report.

SP-10-2012

Questions & Answers on the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" REVISED 8/07/2013

SP-11-2012 Guidance on the Food Donation Program in the Child Nutrition Programs
SP-13-2012

Verification For Cause in the School Meal Programs

SP-14-2012 Procurement Questions Relavant to the Buy American Provision
SP-15-2012 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2012-2013 Calculations
SP-16-2012 Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products
SP-17-2012 Procurement Questions and Answers to Assist in the Implementation of the final rule titled Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
SP-19-2012

Soliciting Bids from Commercial Distributors for End Products

Attachment: FD-119

SP-20-2012 Frozen Fruit and Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Lunch Programs REVISED 9/11/2012
SP-22-2012

Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2012-2013 Calculation and Tool

SP-25-2012 Disaster Response
SP-26-2012 Formulated Grain Fruit Products
SP-30-2012 Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program
SP-31-2012

Questions and Answers Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program

REVISED 1/22/2013

SP-32-2012

Prohibition of Separtion by Gender During the Child Nutrition Program Meal Service

SP-33-2012

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fees in FSMC Contracts

SP-34-2012

Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Certification of Compliance with New Meal Patterns

SP-36-2012

Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

(Replaced by SP 10-2014).  

SP-37-2012

Separation of Vegetables/Fruit in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs REVISED 01/18/2013

SP-38-2012 Residential Child Care Institutions exception for safety if serving Multiple Age/Grade Groups

SP-39-2012

Existing Inventory of USDA Foods and Commercial Products

SP-40-2012

Certification of Compliance with New Meal Patterns - Validation Review Checklists

SP-42-2012 Application and Other Household Materials for Limited English Proficient Households - Reminder
SP-43-2012 USDA Information on Central Valley Meat Investigation
SP-44-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Questions and Answers Related to the 6 Cents Certification Tool REVISED 9/12/2012
SP-45-2012 Preventing Overt Identification of Children Certified for Free or Reduced Price School Meals
SP-46-2012 Revised Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals
SP-47-2012 Further USDA Information on Central Valley Meat Investigation

 

2011

SP-02-2011 Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
SP-04-2011 Eligibility of Expanded learning Time Programs for Afterschool Snack Service in NSLP and CACFP
SP-08-2011 Teacher Modeling in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
SP-14-2011 Prototype Checklist for Conducting Annual On-Site Reviews
SP-17-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Categorical Eligibility of Foster Children REVISED 3/16/2011
SP-18-2011 Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As
SP-19-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010:  Privacy Protection and the Use of Social Security Numbers in Child Nutrition Programs
SP-23-2011 Community Eligibility Option:  Guidance and Process for Selection of States for School Year 2011-2012
SP-28-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010:  Water Availability During National School Lunch Program Meal Service REVISED 7/12/2011
SP-29-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010:  Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk
SP-30-2011 Child Nutrition Database Release 15
  Equity in School Lunch Pricing Fact Sheet, March 2011
SP-31-2011 Frequency of Direct Certification Matching Activities Beginning in School Year 2011-2012
SP-35-2011 Clarification on the Use of Offer Versus Serve and Family Style Meal Service
SP-36-2011

Restricted Open Sites and Summer School

SP-37-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Enhancing the School Food Safety Program (Based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point [HACCP] Principals)
SP-39-2011

Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Guidance on Paid Lunch
Equity and Revenue from Nonprogram Foods REVISED 10/24/2011

SP-40-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Outreach to Households on the Availability of the School Breakfast Program
SP-41-2011

Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010:  Indirect Cost Guidance

SP-42-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010:  Local School Wellness Policies
SP-44-2011 Translation for the Free and Reduced Price Application and Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Benefit Income Eligibility Form
SP-50-2011 Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications - Request for Additional Information

 

2010

SP-01-2010 Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs - Updates
SP-05-2010 Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) Benefits for Children Certified as Eligible to Receive Free and Reduced Price School Lunch During School Closures
SP-06-2010 Exclusion of Military Combat Pay - REVISED
SP-07-2010 Q&As - Milk Substitution for Children with Medical or Special Dietary Needs
SP-08-2010 Geographic Preference for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs
SP-13-2010 FNS Farm to School Website, Email and Site Visits
SP-15-2010 School Food Authorities Acting as a Collective Unit in the Control and Use of Donated Foods - REVISED
SP-17-2010 Eligibility of Hatian Refugees for the Child Nutrition Programs
SP-22-2010 Categorical Eligibility - Temporary Assistance For Needy Families
SP-23-2010 Oversite of the School Breakfast Program (SBP)
SP-25-2010 Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in the Household Q&As
SP-26-2010 Waiver on Providing Income Limits on Applications
SP-27-2010 Prototype Application Materials for School Year 2010-2011
SP-28-2010 Update on the Continuing Delay of Publication of Updated Poverty Guidelines
SP-29-2010 Coordinated Review Effort: National Average Daily Attendance
SP-30-2010 Update on Publication of Poverty Guidelines and Income Eligibility Guidelines
SP-31-2010 Disclosure Requirements for the Child Nutrition Programs

 

2009

SP-01-2009 Questions Relevant to Additional Administrative Reviews and State Retention of Improperly-Paid Funds
SP-02-2009

Final Milk Substitution Rule

Attachment

SP-04-2009 Reminder Concerning E-Rate Audits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
SP-07-2009 Reminder - Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs
SP-08-2009 Procurement Questions
SP-09-2009 Competitive Procurement and Private Grants for School Food Programs
SP-10-2009 Economic Price Adjustments in Vendor Contracts
SP-11-2009 2009 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option REVISED in SP-27-2009
SP-13-2009

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP): Allocation of Funds for SY 2009-2010

Attachment

SP-15-2009 Ways to Assist Families During Economic Downturn
SP-27-2009 Revised 2009 Edition of Question and Answers for hte National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option (SP-11-2009 Corrected)
SP-28-2009 Procurement Questions
SP-30-2009 Coordinated Review Effort: National Average Daily Attendance and CRE 2009-2010 School Calendar (Optional Form 3)
SP-32-2009 School Garden Q&As
SP-34-2009 Modifications to the list of USDA-approved Nutrient Analysis Software
SP-35-2009 Q&As: Milk Substitution for Children with Medical or Special Dietary Needs
SP-38-2009 Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in the Household
SP-44-2009

Guidance in Crediting for, and Use of, Donated Food in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

Attachment


April 18, 2014