Latest News for the Summer Meal Programs

7/2/2024 Expansion of Excess Net Cash Resource Threshold for NSLP Operators

7/2/2024 Community Operations Food Production Facility Reviews and Visit Prior to Approval

7/2/2024 Sweet Summer Habits Olympics

7/2/2024 Apply for Turnip the Beet 2024!

6/3/2024 RELEASE: Non-Congregate Service during Extreme Heat/Poor Air Quality Waiver Request Form

6/3/2024 RELEASE: USDA SFSP Administration Guide

5/28/2024 RELEASE: New and Updated Summer Non-Congregate FAQs and Forms

5/28/2024 Farewell TXUNPS - Welcome TANS

5/8/2024 CACFP and SFSP Nutrition Standards Webinar May 16

5/2/2024 RELEASE: Updated SFSP Supplemental Handbook

5/1/2024 RELEASE: New Online Form to Request Early Removal from the NDL and TEXSL

5/1/2024 RELEASE: SFSP Sponsor Monitoring Form Prototypes

5/1/2024 RELEASE: Updated SFSP Supplemental Handbook

5/1/2024 Rural Summer Non-Congregate Request Form and Resources Now Available

4/30/2024 Extension of Comment Period for Rural Non-Congregate Interim Final Rule

4/30/2024 Extreme Heat/Air Quality Non-Congregate Waivers Available in Summer 2024

4/30/2024 "And Justice for All" Poster - Updated Guidance

4/30/2024 USDA Releases Final Rule for Child Nutrition Program Nutrition Standards - SFSP

4/3/2024 Rural Summer Non-Congregate Request Form and Resources Available April 5

4/1/2024 RELEASE: Proposed Rule for Serious Deficiency Process in the CACFP and SFSP

3/8/2024 Now available: The Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Manual

3/6/2024 Summer 2024 Non-Congregate Feeding - Start Preparing Now!

3/6/2024 RELEASE: Proposed Rule for Serious Deficiency Process in SFSP and CACFP

3/6/2024 RELEASE: School Data for Area Eligibility Report

2/5/2024 SFSP Program Year 2024 Training Requirement for all renewal CEs

2/5/2024 RELEASE: NEW Duplicative Services FAQs

2/2/2024 RELEASE: SFSP and SSO Rural Non-Congregate Service Regulations

2/2/2024 New features and food yields in the Food Buying Guide Web-Based Tool

1/8/2024 Reminder for all TX-UNPS and WBSCM entities

1/4/2024 FAQs Clarify Duplicative Costs and Multiple Contracts for Same Service

12/4/2023 Important Security Reminders for User Access Managers (UAM) of TX-UNPS

12/4/2023 SFSP Program Year 2024 Training Requirement for All Renewal CEs

12/4/2023 Updated Guidance on Access to Domesticated and Wild Game Animals

11/14/2023 Important Guidance for And Justice for All Posters

10/2/2023 Now Available! New Food Yields Added to the Food Buying Guide

8/29/2023 Important Information about Health Coverage among Child Nutrition Program Participants

8/25/2023 NEW! Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

8/1/2023 New Waiver Allowing Non-Congregate Summer Feeding in Extreme Heat

1/12/2022 Maximum Approvable Average Daily Participation (ADP)

7/28/2021 Seamless Summer (SSO) Site Applications SY 2022

4/14/2021 Requests for Increases in Compensation

11/1/2020 Meal Time Overlap Error Message

9/1/2020 Budget Detail - NEW and RENEWING CEs

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1. Mail:
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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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