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Funding Description

Funding supports five school meal and milk programs to assist schools, districts, and other non-profit agencies in providing nutritious meals and milk to children at reasonable prices or free to qualified applicants. The five programs are: the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO), Special Milk Program (SMP), and State Meal Program (STMP).

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public and private nonprofit schools (including public charter schools) are eligible to participate. Also eligible are public and private, nonprofit licensed residential child care institutions (e.g., group homes, juvenile halls, orphanages).
Other Eligibility Considerations Residential child care institutions and all for-profit schools and agencies are not eligible for the Seamless Summer Feeding Option or the State Meal Program. No for-profit schools or agencies are eligible for federal or California State School Nutrition Programs funding.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, parts 210; 215; 220; 225; 245; California Education Code sections 49550, 49531, 49430.5; Budget Items 6110-201-0890, 6110-202-0001, 6110-203-0001
Source / Type State, Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5310 / 8220, 8520
Total Available $1,966,577,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of meals or pints of milk served, according to the student's household eligibility for free, reduced-price, or paid meals or milk. There is $1,819,277,000 billion in federal funds and $147,500,000 million in State funds available. See current reimbursement rates at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/rs/index.asp.

Important Dates

Date Application Available July 1, 2010
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application RFA-10: School Nutrition Programs [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/snp10rfa.asp]
Background School Nutrition [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/]
Fiscal School Nutrition Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/nt/snp.asp]
Other United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services: www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/

Contacts

Program Eva Lopez Contreras, 916-445-7359, econtrer@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Jackie Quenga, 916-322-8313, jquenga@cde.ca.gov
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-445-5731 (fax)
Last Modified: March 27, 2013

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