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2015

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Policy NumberPolicy TitlePolicy SubjectRelease Date
SP 01-2015 Collaboration with School Food Authorities in Conducting Administrative Reviews and Assessing Compliance with Smart Snacks in Schools Administrative Review, Smart Snacks October 1, 2014
SP 02-2015 Online Fees in the School Meal Programs Financial Management October 8, 2014
SP 03-2015 Revised Paid Lunch Equity:  School Year 2015-2016 Calculations and Tool
(Original released Oct 8, 2014)
Financial Management, Paid Lunch Equity July 06, 2014
SP 03-2015v5a School Year (SY) 2015-16 Paid Lunch (PLE) Tool
Financial Management, Paid Lunch Equity July 06, 2015
SP 04-2015 School Year 2014-2015 Coordinated Review Effort (CRE): Procedures Manual, Forms and Instructions Administrative Review /CRE October 14, 2014
SP 05-2015 Revised Administrative Review Tool and Forms Administrative Review October 21, 2014
SP 06-2015 Farm to School and School Garden Expenses Farm to School November 21, 2014
SP 07-2015 Assessing Proposed Nutrition Education Costs in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Nutrition Education November 18, 2014
SP 08-2015 Updated E-Rate Guidance for Schools Electing Community Eligibility E-Rate, CEP, Community Eligibility Provision November 21, 2014
SP 09-2015 Written Codes of Conduct and performance of Employees Engaged in Award and Administering of Contracts Administrative Review November 21, 2014
SP 10-2015 Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs Site Eligibility November 21, 2014
SP 11-2015 CN Labels Copied with a Watermark Team Nutrition November 26, 2014
SP 11-2015 (v2) CN Labels Copied with a Watermark Acceptable Documentation Team Nutrition March 11, 2015
SP 11 (v2) Tip Sheet TIP Sheet for Accepting Processed Product Documentation Team Nutrition March 11, 2015
SP 12-2015 Revised Reporting Procedures for the School Year 2014-2015 FNS-834 form, State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report- Policy memo Direct Certification December 5, 2014
SP 13-2015 Summer Meal Programs Meal Service Requirements Q&As - Revised
(SFSP05-2015)
Summer Meals January 12, 2015
SP 14-2015 Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Meal Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat with Q&As

(SFSP08-2015)

Summer Meals December 11, 2014
SP 15-2015 Child Nutrition Grants Meetings Grants December 22, 2014
SP 16-2015 Community Eligibility Provision: Guidance and Updated Q&As Eligibility, Community Eligibility Provision, CEP January 14, 2014
SP 17-2015 2015 USDA Farm to School Census Farm to School January 28, 2015
SP 19-2015 Paid Lunch Equity:  Guidance for School Years 2015-16 and 2016-2017 Paid Lunch Equity, PLE February 9, 2015
SP 20-2015 Requests for Exemption from the School Meals' Whole Grain-Rich Requirement for School Yers 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Nutrition Standards February 10, 2015
SP 21-2015 National Procurement Training for Child Nutrition Programs Procurement, Continuing Education February 13, 2015
SP 21-2015a Registration Form - National Procurement Training for Child Nutrition Programs Procurement, Continuing Education February 13, 2015
SP 21-2015a2 Draft Agenda - National Procurement Training for Child Nutrition Programs Procurement, Continuing Education February 13, 2015
SP 22-2015 Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds in Child Nutrition Programs SAE Funds February 19, 2015
SP 23-2015
Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Years 2012-20136 and 2013--2014 Financial Management February 24, 2015
SP 23-2015a Paid Lunch Prices SY 2012-2013 (Excel spreadsheet) Financial Management February 24, 2015
SP 23-2015a2 Paid Lunch Prices SY 2013-2014 (Excel spreadsheet) Financial Management February 24, 2015
SP 24-2015 Community Eligibility Provision Annual Notification and Publication Requirements Community Eligibility Provision March 04, 2015
SP 24-2015a SP 24-2015 Attachment
Template - CEP Annual Notification of Schools and Notification of Local Education Agencies spreadsheets
Community Eligibility Provision March 04, 2015
SP 25-2015 Extension of the Deadline for Local Educational Agencies to Elect the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2015-16 Community Eligibility Provision March 04, 2015
SP 26-2015 Fiscal Year 2015 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities Equipment Assistance Grant March 6, 2015
SP 26-2015a FY 2015 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Funds State Allocations Equipment Assistance Grant March 6, 2015
SP 26-2015a2 Food Nutrition Service Standard Terms and Conditions Equipment Assistance Grant March 6, 2015
SP 26-2015a3 Grant/Cooperative Agreement Equipment Assistance Grant March 6, 2015
SP 26-2015a4 Instructions for Completing the FNS 529 and Terms & Conditions for the NSLP Equipment Grants in FY 2015 Equipment Assistance Grant March 6, 2015
SP 26-2015a5 Regional Office Checklist for Reviewing State Agency NSLP Equipment Grant Proposals Equipment Assistance Grant March 6, 2015
SP 27-2015

(CACFP 02-2015, SFSP 12-2015)

Administrative Review Process Regarding the Child Nutrition (CN) Label, Watermarked CN Label and Manufacturer's Product Formulation Statement Administrative Review March 11, 2015
SP 28-2015 Questions and Answers Regarding the Use of State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds and State Administrative Funds (SAF) for Farm to School Related Expenses Program Funds March 13, 2015
SP 29-2015 Reporting Guidance for Results of Administrative Reviews Conducted in School Year 2013-2014 Administrative Review March 13, 2015
SP 30-2015 Office of Management and Budget Super-Circular - 2 CFR Part 200 Grants March 18, 2015
SP 31-2015 Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender during Child Nutrition Program Meal Service March 20, 2015

SP 32-2015

(SFSP 15-2015)

Statements Supporting Accommodations for Children with Disabilities in the Child Nutrition Program

Special Diet March 30, 2015
SP 33-2015 (USDA) Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application Materials:  Policy Changes and Design Overview Eligibility April 13, 2015
SP 33-2015a (USDA) Information on How to Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Eligibility April 13, 2015
SP 33-2015a2 (USDA) Prototype Parent Letter Eligibility April 13, 2015
SP 33-2015a4 (USDA) 2015-2016 (USDA) Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals   (pdf) Eligibility April 13, 2015
SP 34-2015 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program:  Allocation of Funds for School Year 2015-2016 Fresh Fruit &Vegetable Program April 22, 2015
SP 35-2015 Community Eligibility Provision:  Revised Department of Education Title I Guidance Eligibility April 27, 2015
SP 35-2015a The Community Eligibility Provision and Selected Requirements Under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, As Amended Eligibility April 27, 2015
SP 36-2015 Voluntary Menu Labeling in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program Menu Labels May 19, 2015
SP 37-2015 2015 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option  Seamless Summer Option May 22, 2015
SP 38-2015 Mid-Year Elections under the Community Eligibility Provision in School Year 2015-16 Community Eligibility Provision June 5, 2015
SP 39-2015 Questions & Answers on the Final Rule "Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010" Professional Standards June 26, 2015
SP 40-2015
2015 Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals Eligibility July 9, 2015
SP 41-2015 Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program Effective Beginning School Year 2015-2016 Offer vs. Serve July 21, 2015
SP 41-2015a Offer Versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program Offer vs. Serve July 21, 2015
SP 10-2014 (v3)
Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs (Version 3) Nutrition Standards July 22, 2015
SP 42-2015
Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities  Nutrition Standards July 31, 2015
SP 10-2012 (v.9)
Questions & Answers on the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program Nutrition Standards August 3, 2015
SP 43-2015 Administrative Review - Revised Manual, Tools, and Forms Administrative Review August 31, 2015
USDA Administrative Review Manual (Effective SY 2015-2016) Administrative Review August 2015
SP 44-2015 Administrative Reviews in School Year (SY) 2015-2016 Administrative Review September 11, 2015
SP 45-2015 Community Eligibility Provision:  Guidance and Updated Q&As Eligibility, Community Eligibility, CEP September 14, 2015

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