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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. Nonschool agencies may be reimbursed for snacks in afterschool 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 6110-201-0890(2)
Source / Type State, Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5330, 5335 / 8220
Total Available $29,000,000
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 $29,000,000 million in federal funds available for the Summer Food Service Program.

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 1, 2013
Due Date May 15, 2014
Expected Notification Date December 31, 2014

Additional Information

Application 2013–14 SFSP RFA  []
Background Summer Food Service Program Information []
Fiscal Summer Food Service Program []
Funding ResultsResult-13: Summer Food Service Program  []
Other More program information is available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site at


Program Melissa Garza, 916-322-5885,
Fiscal Maria Lenor Wisco-Jang, 916-319-0771,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 800-952-5609 (phone), 916-445-4842 (fax)
Last Modified: July 18, 2014

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