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Policy NumberPolicy TitleRelease Date
SP 01-2017 Release of the Revised Federal State Agreement for Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs (form FNS-74) Oct 6, 2016
SP 01-2017a FORM - Federal-State Agreement Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs | Food and Nutrition Service | U.S. Department of Agriculture Oct 6, 2016
SP 02-2017
SPSP 01-2017
Updated Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table Oct 6, 2016
SP 02-2017a Fiscal Year Reporting Table Oct 6, 2016
SP 02-2017b Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline - Child Nutrition Programs Oct 6, 2016
SP 03-2017 Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY 2016-2017 - Revised Tool Oct 6, 2016
SP 03-2017a Review Process Using the Local Agency Procurement Review Tool Oct 6, 2016
SP 04-2017 Model Functional Requirements for State and Local Information Technology Systems
Oct 7, 2016
SP 05-2017
SFSP 02-2017
Q&A:  Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services Oct 19, 2016
SP 06-2017
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program:  Funding Allocation Distribution Oct 19, 2016
SP 07-2017 Completion of Fiscal Action in School Year 2016-2017 Administrative Reviews Nov 23, 2016
SP 08-2017
SFSP 03-2017
Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs Dec 1, 2016
SP 09-2017 2017 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option Dec 1, 2016
SP 10-2017 Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers - Revised Dec 5, 2016
SP 11-2017

Paid Lunch Equity:  School Year 2017-2018 Calculations and Tool

**SEE SP 11-2017 REVISED - June 2**

Dec 15, 2016
SP 11-2017 attachment SY 2017-18 Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) Tool Dec 15, 2016
SP 12-2017 New Reporting Procedures for FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report for School year 2016-2017 December 13, 2016
SP 13-2017s Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2015-2016 December 13, 2016
SP 13-2017a List - Paid Lunch Prices for SFAs for SY 2015-1016 (Excel) December 13, 2016
SP 14-2017
SFSP 07-2017s 
Demonstration Project for Non-Congregrate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Meal Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat with Q&As  January 3, 2017
SP 15-2017 Flexibility for the Target 2 Sodium Requirements for School Year 2017-2018 January 6, 2017
SP 16-2017 State Agencies Selected for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National School Lunch Program Management Evaluations (ME) January 10, 2017
SP 17-2017 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2017-18 January 12, 2017
SP 18-2017 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense (SAE) Funds in Child Nutrition Programs February 27, 2017
SP 19-2017 Reporting Annual Income on School Meal Applications March 15, 2017
SP 20-2017 Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements March 16, 2017
SP 21-2017 Reporting Guidance for Results of the Administrative Reviews Conducted in School Year 2015-2016 March 17, 2017
SP 22-2017 Team Up for School Nutrition Success (Team UP) - Phase III March 17, 2017
SP 23-2017 Unpaid Meal Charges: Guidance and Q&A

(Supersedes Q&A with SP 57-201

March 23, 2017
SP 24-2017 Local Wellness Policy:  Guidance and Q&As April 6
SP 25-2017 FNS-640: Administrative Review Report Form and Instructions (Memo) April 18
SP 25-2017a FNS-640A Form (Spreadsheet)
SP 25-2017a1 FNS-640A Instructions
SP 25-2017a2 FNS-640B Instructions
SP 26-2017 Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Questions and Answers (Q&As) April 25
SP 27-2017
SFSP 08-2017
Child Nutrition Program Waiver Request Guidance and Protocol (Memo) April 26
SP 27-2017a1
SFSP 08-2017a1
Child Nutrition Program State Waiver Request Template April 26
SP 28-2017 Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application for SY 2017-2018 (Memo) May 3
SP 28-2017a1 How to Apply for Free and Reduced Price School Meals May 3
SP 28-2017a2 Prototype Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application May 3
SP 29-2017 (memo) 2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation's Schools May 10
SP 29-2017 (guide) 2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation's Schools May 10
SP 30-2017 Transition Period for the Updated Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns and the Updated National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns May 10
SP 31-2017 Clarifications for Fiscal Action School Food Authority-Wide for Administrative Reviews in School Year 2016-2017 May 17
SP 32-2017 School Meal Flexibilities for School Year 2017-2018 May 22
SP 11-2017v2s Paid Lunch Equity:  School Year 2017-2018 Calculations and Revised Tool June 2

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