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Policy NumberPolicy TitlePolicy Subject Date Released
SP-01-2013 Federal Small Purchase Threshold Adjustment Financial Management, Procurement October 2, 2012
SP-02-2013 Corn Masa (Dough) for use in Tortilla Chips, Taco Shells, and Tamales Menu Planning, School Meal Nutrition Standards October 3, 2012
SP-02-2013 Attachment A Letter from Under Secretary Concannon Menu Planning, School Meal Nutrition Standards October 3, 2012
SP-02-2013 Attachment B Fact Sheet: Calories in School Meals Menu Planning, School Meal Nutrition Standards October 3, 2012
SP-02-2013 Attachment C Fact Sheet: Athletic Programs and Afterschool Meal Service Menu Planning, School Meal Nutrition Standards October 3, 2012
SP-03-2013 Procurement Geographic Preference Q&As - Part II Procurement October 9, 2012
SP-04-2013 FNS-640 Data Report School Year (SY) 2009-2010 CRE October 12, 2012
SP-04-2013 Attachment National School Lunch Program: CRE FNS-640 Data Report CRE October 12, 2012
SP-05-2013 Hurricane Sandy and 6 Cents Certification Certification November 21, 2012
SP-06-2013 Determining Area Eligibility Based on School Data Eligibility November 23, 2012
SP-07-2013 Summer Feeding Options for School Food Authorities Summer Feeding November 23, 2012
SP-08-2013 Request for Applications for Participation in Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid Direct Certification November 28, 2012
SP-08-2013 Attachment Attachment -- Request for Applications for Participation in Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid Direct Certification November 28, 2012
SP-08-2013 Appendix A Appendix A -- Application Template Direct Certification November 28, 2012
SP-08-2013 Appendix B Appendix B -- CMS Informational Bulletin to Medicaid State Agencies Direct Certification November 28, 2012
SP-08-2013 Appendix C Appendix C -- Notification of Intent to Apply Direct Certification November 28, 2012
SP-08-2013 Appendix D Appendix D -- Letters of Commitment Direct Certification November 28, 2012
SP-08-2013 Appendix E Appendix E -- DC-M Data Collection Tables Direct Certification November 28, 2012
SP-09-2013 Streamlining At-Risk Meal Participation for School Food Authorities At-Risk Afterschool Meals November 28. 2012
SP-10-2013 FNS-828 School Food Authority Paid Lunch Price Report deadline extension for SY 2012-13 Paid Lunch Price Report December 3, 2012
SP-11-2013 FNS Guidance to School Food Authorities: Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grain Maximums for School Year 2012-2013 Meat/Meat Alternate, Grains, School Meal Nutrition Standards December 20, 2012
SP-12-2013 School Year 2012-2013 Administrative Review Procedures and New Three Year Administrative Review Cycle Beginning in School Year 2013-2014 Administrative Review December 6, 2012
SP-13-2013 Additional Guidance on Use of Administrative Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Administrative Funds December 6, 2012
SP-14-2013 Fiscal Year 2013 Allocation of Administrative Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Administrative Funds December 7, 2012
SP-15-2013 Community Eligibility Option: Guidance and Procedures for Selection of States for School Year 2013-2014 Eligibility December 7, 2012
SP-15-2013 Attachment A Attachment A -- Information for State Agency Participation in the Community Eligibility Option for SY 2013-2014 Eligibility December 7, 2012
SP-15-2013 Attachment B Community Eligibility Option (CEO) Monthly Federal Reimbursement Eligibility December 7, 2012
SP-16-2013 Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Meat/Meat Alternate, Milk, Food Buying Guide December 14, 2012
SP-16-2013 Attachment A Attachment -- Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs: Section 1 - Meat/Meat Alternates Meat/Meat Alternate, Food Buying Guide December 14, 2012
SP-16-2013 Attachment B Attachment -- Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs: Section 4 - Milk Milk, Food Buying Guide December 14, 2012
SP-17-2013 Early Submission of School Year (SY) 2012-2013 Verification Summary Report data (FNS-742) Verification December 14, 2012
SP-18-2013 Additional Administrative Reviews (AAR) and State Retention of Improperly-Paid Funds in School Year (SY) 2012-2013 Administrative Review December 26, 2012
SP-19-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year (SY) 2013-2014 Calculations Paid Lunch Equity January 2, 2013
SP-20-2013 Quarterly Reporting Associated with School Food Authority Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement Certification, Reimbursement January 22, 2013
SP-21-2013 Family Friendly Applications Eligibility, Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application January 29, 2013
SP-22-2013 USDA Farm to School Grants - Please Spread the Word Farm to School, Grants February 6, 2013
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 Associted with USDA Foods Food Service Management Company February 12, 2013
SP-24-2013 Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Feeding Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat Summer Feeding February 15, 2013
SP-25-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2013-2014 Calculations and Tool Paid Lunch Equity, Financial Management February 21, 2013
SP-26-2013 Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximums for the School Year 2013-14 Meat/Meat Alternate, Grain, Nutrition Standards February 25, 2013
SP-27-2013 Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm to School Census Farm to School March 5, 2013
SP-28-2013 Questions & Answers on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern in School Year 2013-14 Breakfast, Meal Pattern March 11, 2013
SP-29-2013 Crediting Vegetables for Grains in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands Vegetables, Grains, Nutrition Standards March 21, 2013
SP-30-2013 Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds State Administrative Expense Funds, SAE March 21, 2013
SP-31-2013 Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program Salad bar, Nutrition Standards March 27, 2013
SP-32-2013 2013 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option Seamless Summer Option, SSO March 29, 2013
SP-33-2013 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP): Allocation of Funds of School Year (SY) 2013/2014 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program, FFVP, Financial Management April 2, 2013
SP-34-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for SY 2013-14 Paid Lunch Equity, Financial Management April 17, 2013
SP-35-2013 State Agency Oversight and Monitoring of School Food Authority Contracts with Food Service Management Companies Food Service Management Company, Contracts April 19, 2013
SP-35-2013 Attachment Attachment -- USDA Best Practices - Monitoring Cost Reimbursable Contracts for Rebates, Discounts, and Applicable Credits Food Service Management Company, Contracts
SP-36-2013 Guidance Related to the ADA Amendments Act Special Diet April 26, 2013
SP-37-2013 Enhancing the School Food Safety Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Food Safety April 26, 2013
SP-38-2013 Release of the new School Food Authority (SFA) Verification Collection Report Verification April 29, 2013
SP-38-2013 Attachment Attachment -- School Food Authority (SFA) Verification Collection Report Verification
SP-39-2013 Extension of Administrative Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program New Meal Pattern, SAE Funds, NSLP, SBP May 3, 2013
SP-40-2013 Questions & Answers Regarding the Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutirtion Programs Head Start May 17, 2013
SP-41-2013 Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2011-2012 Financial Management, Lunch Price May 17, 2013
SP-41-2013 Attachment Attachment -- SFA Paid Lunch Prices (National) Financial Management, Lunch Price
SP-42-2013 School Nutrition Programs Updated Administrative Review Process Administrative Review May 30, 2013
SP-43-2013 Supplemental State Administrative Expense (SAE) Reallocation Funds for School/Child Nutrition Food Distribution Training SAE Funds, Food Distribution June 6, 2013
SP-43-2013 Attachment Attachment -- Opt-In Notice SAE Funds, Food Distribution
SP-44-2013 CN Direct Certification Performance Awards - FY 2013 Guidance Direct Certification June 6, 2013
SP-44-2013 Attachment A Attachment -- FY 2013 Direct Certification Performance Awards - Q and As Direct Certification
SP-44-2013 Attachment B Attachment -- Sample Template - "Letter of Intent to Compete" for a Direct Certification FY 2013 Substantial Improvement Award Direct Certification
SP-44-2013 Attachment C Attachment -- FY 2013 Direct Certification Performance Awards - Reference Rate Chart Direct Certification
SP-45-2013 Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in School Year 2013-2014 Offer vs. Serve June 13, 2013
SP-45-2013 Attachment Attachment -- Offer Versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program Offer vs. Serve
SP-46-2013 School Nutrition Program Administrative Reviews:  Assessing Compliance with Dietary Specifications Using a USDA-Approved Menu Planning Tool for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement Administrative Review, Menu Planning, Certification, Six Cent, Reimbursement June 14, 2013
SP-47-2013 Administrative Review Training Webinar Opportunities Administrative Review June 20, 2013
SP-48-2013 Extending Flexibility for RCCIs in the National School Lunch Program Nutrition Standards, New Meal Pattern, RCCI June 20, 2013
SP-49-2013 Frozen Fruit Products in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs in School Year 2014-2015 Frozen Fruit June 25, 2013
SP-50-2013 Release of the new State Agency (NSLP/SNAP)Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (Form FNS-834) Direct Certification July 1, 2013
SP-50-2013
Attachment A
Form FNS-834
State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report
Direct Certification July 1, 2013
SP-50-2013
Attachment B
Final Rule – National School Lunch Program: Direct Certification Continuous Improvement Plans Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Federal Register 7 CFR245.12 and 7CFR 272.5) Direct Certification July 1, 2013
SP-51-2013 Certification and Administrative Reviews in School Year 2013-2014 Certification, Performance-based Reimbursement, Administrative Review August 7, 2013
SP-52-2013 Child Nutrition Database Release 17 Nutrient Analysis, Database August 8, 2013
SP-53-2013 School Year 2013-2014 Coordinated Review Effort (CRE): Procedures Manual, Forms and Instructions (REVISED) CRE September 12, 2013
SP-54-2013 Transmittal of the Questions and Answers on the Computation of the Direct Certification Performance Rate with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Direct Certification August 16, 2013
SP-54-2013
Attachment
NSLP/SNAP: Questions and Answers on the Computation of the Direct Certification Performance Rate with SNAP Direct Certification August 19, 2013
SP-55-2013 Question and Answers Related to 6 cents Certification during School Year 2013-2014 Certification, Performance-based Reimbursement August 21, 2013
SP-56-2013 Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management Administrative Review August 30, 2013
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 State Administrative Expense Funds September 6, 2013
SP-58-2013 Paid Lunch Equity: Additional Guidance for School Year (SY) 2013-2014 Paid Lunch Equity, Financial Management September 10, 2013
SP-59-2013 Review of Provision 2/3 Base Year Provision 2/3, Review of base year Certification and benefit Issuance September 26, 2013
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