Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Summer Food Service

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Funding provides reimbursement for meals served to children who are on school vacation in areas where 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced-priced school meals. Camp sites may receive reimbursement for serving meals to children who are income eligible. Non-school agencies may be reimbursed for snacks in after-school settings.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Summer sites must be established to serve all children in the community while on school vacation and not enrolled for day care. Meals must be served to all children at the same time and in the same eating area. Sponsoring agencies serving snacks after school, must serve meals during summer vacation. Application results are provided within 30 days.
Other Eligibility Considerations Entities eligible to be a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor include public and private schools, Indian tribal governments; units of local, municipal, or county governments; and other public or private nonprofit agencies.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


Legal Authority The SFSP operates under Part 7, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 225; Budget Item 6110-201-890(2)
Source / Type State, Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5330, 5335 / 8220
Total Available $32,450,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Sponsors receive reimbursement based on the number and types of meals served multiplied by the operational and administrative rate. There is $32,450,000 million in federal funds available for the Summer Food Service Program.

Important Dates

Date Application Available February 28, 2011
Due Date April 1, 2011
Expected Notification Date March 1, 2012

Additional Information

Application RFA-10: Summer Food Service Program []
Background Summer Meal Programs []
Fiscal Summer Food Service Program []
Other Unavailable


Program Melissa Garza, 916-322-5885,
Fiscal Maria Lenor Wisco-Jang, 916-319-0771,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 800-445-0850 (phone), 800-333-5775 (fax)
Last Modified: December 10, 2010

Share this Page

Related Content

Recently Posted in Funding

  • AIEC TUPE Funding Results 2015-16 (added 08-Oct-2015)
    Funding results for the American Indian Education Centers Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program for fiscal year 2015-16.
  • AIEC Funding Results FY 2015-16 (added 08-Oct-2015)
    Funding results for 2015-16 for the American Indian Education Centers Program.
  • Result-15: FFVP Funding Results (updated 08-Oct-2015)
    2015-16 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program funding results.
  • Request for Applications (CA Dept of Education) (added 08-Oct-2015)
    Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) provides start-up funds for the establishment of new, specialized programs in grades nine through twelve in California high schools. The programs are expected to develop new standards-based model curriculum
  • Res-15: FCMAT Combined (added 06-Oct-2015)
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) county office of education reimbursement funding results for fiscal year 2015-16.

  • Request for Proposals (DOC) (added 05-Oct-2015)
    Request for Proposals Migrant Education Office Perspective Statewide Re-Interviews.
  • Request for Proposals (added 05-Oct-2015)
    This proposal is to invite applicants to submit a plan to conduct statewide re-interviews with selected migrant families. It involves checking each criterion in the Certificate of Eligibility that makes students eligible for the Migrant Education Pro
  • Res-14: Title III, LEP Education (updated 05-Oct-2015)
    No Child Left Behind Title III, Limited English Proficient (LEP) program funding results for fiscal year 2014-15.
  • Funding Results (added 05-Oct-2015)
    Statewide Student Identifier Maintenance Reimbursement.
  • TUPE Cohort G Tier 1 Grades 6-12 Renewal 2014-17 (updated 05-Oct-2015)
    Funding results for Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Cohort G Tier 1 Grades 6-12 Renewal for fiscal year 2014-17.