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School Nutrition

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

Funding supports five school meal and milk programs to assist schools, districts, and other nonprofit 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).

Program Questions: Lisa Cisneros, Program Analyst, e-mail:, tel. 916-323-4100

Downloading Questions: Eva Lopez Contreras, Program Analyst, e-mail:, tel. 916-445-7359.

Document Description
General Program Information
Meal and milk programs offered at public and private nonprofit schools and residential child care institutions.
National School Lunch Program Information about applying for and administering the NSLP.
School Breakfast Program Information about applying for and administering the SBP.
Seamless Summer Feeding Option Information about the federal Seamless Summer Feeding Option opportunity that allows public schools to combine features of School Nutrition Programs (SNP) and the Summer Food Service Program along with reduced paperwork requirements.
Special Milk Program Information about applying for and administering the SMP in camps and schools that do not participate in the federal meal programs.
State Meal Program Information about STMP requirements and reimbursement for schools that do not offer the federal lunch or breakfast programs.
Guidance, Manuals, and Resources

The most recent guidance manuals, management bulletins, and other materials needed for proper administration of the SNPs.

Program Administration Forms
Forms for use by SNP sponsors.
Payment and Reimbursement Information Program reimbursement rate and payment information.
Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted May 2013)

The Assurances and Certifications are requirements of applicants and grantees as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return the general assurances and certification with the application; instead, they must download them and keep them on file to be available for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should already have a copy of the general assurances and certifications on file and do not need to keep a separate copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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