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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)


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


SP 02-2017a - Reporting Table
SP 02-2017b - 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

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SP 10-2017 *RESCINDED* see SFSP 01-2019

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


SP 11-2017a - SY 2017-18 Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) Tool

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

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


SP 13-2017a _ [List] Paid Lunch Prices for SFAs for SY 2015-2016 (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 57-2016

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)


SP 25-2017a - FNS-640A Form (Spreadsheet)

SP 25-2017a1  - FNS-640a Instructions

SP 25-2017a2 - FNS 640B Instructions

April 18
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)


SP 27-2017a1 - Child Nutrition Program State Waiver Request Template
April 26
SP 28-2017 Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application for SY 2017-2018 (Memo)


SP 28-2017a1 - How to Apply for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

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


SP 29-2017a1 (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
SP 33-2017
State Agency Food Safety Inspections Report for SY 2016-2017 May 30
SP 34-2017
Fiscal year 2017 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities


SP 34-2014a1 - FY 2017 NSLP Equipment Assistance Funds State Allocations

SP 34-2017a2 - FNS Standard Terms and Conditions

SP 34-2017_FNS 529 - USDA/FNS Grant/Cooperative Agreement

SP 34-2017a3 - Instructions for Completing the FNS 529 and Terms and Conditions for the NSLP Equipment Grants in FY 2017

SP 34-2017a4 - Regional Office Checklist for Reviewing State Agency NSLP Equipment Grant Proposals

June 16, 2017
SP 35-2017 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP): Revised FY 2017 Funding Allocation and FY 2018 Funding Allocation June 16, 2017
SP 36-2017 2017 Edition of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals

SP 36-2017a - Eligibility Manual for School Meals: Determining and Verifying Eligibility
June 29, 2017
SP 37-2017
Flexibility for Co-Mingled Preschool Meals: Questions and Answers June 30, 2017
SP 38-2017 Compliance with and Enforcement of the Buy American Provision in the National School Lunch Program June 30, 2017
SP 39-2017 Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities June 30, 2017
SP 40-2017
2017 Edition: Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs


SP 40-2017a1 - 2017 Edition of Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs
July 25, 2017
SP 41-2017 2018 Direct Certification Improvement Grant RFA


SP 41-2017a1 - Direct Certification Improvement Grants RFA
August 15, 2017
SP 42-2017 Beginning Verification before October 1: Guidance to Local Education Agencies September 8, 2017
SP 43-2017 Revised School Year (SY) 2016-2017 SFA-3 Administrative Review Form for FNS-640 Reporting


SP 43-2017a1 - SY 2016-2017 SFA-3 Form Instruction Corrections & Clarifications
SP 43-2017a2 - SFA Data Summary Form
September 12, 2017

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