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School Nutrition

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

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 2012-13
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5310 / 8220, 8520
Total Available $2,134,794,000
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 $1,980,700,000 in federal funds and $154,094,000 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, 2012
Due Date Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year.
Expected
Notification Date
December 31, 2013

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/snp12rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/nt/snp.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/snp12result.asp
Other More program information is available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/.

Contacts

Program Eva Lopez Contreras
Phone : 916-445-7359
E-mail : econtrer@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Jackie Quenga
Phone : 916-322-8313
E-mail : jquenga@cde.ca.gov
Division Nutrition Services Division
Phone : 916-445-0850
Fax : 916-445-5731

Last Modified: March 27, 2013

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