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Note: Bulletins dated 2014 and later are in descending order by release date.

Calendar Year 2014
Release Date Topic Title Bulletin Number
June 2014 Audit Form Annual Audit Status Certification Form Requirements for Organizations Participating in California Department of Education Nutrition Programs CNP-06-2014
June 2014 Census Data Area Eligibility Using Census Data CNP-09-2014
June 2014 Reimbursement Claim Reimbursement Claim One-Time Exception Submission Deadline Policy CNP-08-2014
June 2014 Special Dietary Needs Guidelines for Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in Child Nutrition Programs CNP-07-2014
May 2014 Eligibility 2014–15 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the CACFP CACFP-13-2014
May 2014 Head Start Questions and Answers on the Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutrition Programs CNP-05-2014
May 2014 Eligibility Guidance on Income Eligibility Determinations and Duration CACFP-11-2014
May 2014 Flexibilities Existing Flexibilities in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP-10-2014
May 2014 Automated Procedures Automated Procedures in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System for Untitled Invalid Child Care Licenses CACFP-08-2014
May 2014 Shifts of Care Documentation of Shifts of Care for Day Care Home Providers CACFP-07-2014
May 2014 Monitoring Requirements Monitoring Requirements for Day Care Home Sponsors Operating in Different Geographic Regions CACFP-05-2014
May 2014 Streamlining At-risk Streamlining Child and Adult Care Food Program At-risk Afterschool Meal Participation for School Food Authorities CACFP-06-2014
May 2014 USDA Handbooks Availability of U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbooks CACFP-17-2014
May 2014 Administrative Manual Availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program Administrative Manual for Child and Adult Care Centers CACFP-16-2014
May 2014 State Requirements Additional State Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP-04-2014
May 2014 Tax-Exempt Status Tax-Exempt Status for Private Nonprofit Organizations and Churches in the CACFP and SFSP

CACFP-02-2014

May 2014 Summer Meals Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Afterschool Meal Agencies Transitioning to the SFSP CNP-03-2014
March 2014 Census Data Census Data Release: Federal Fiscal Year 2014 and Use of School and Census Data CNP-02-2014
March 2014 Grants 2014–15 Day Care Home Expansion Funds CACFP-01-2014
March 2014 Finance Financial Management of the CACFP CACFP-09-2014
January 2014 Meals

Variations in Meals for Religious Reasons

CNP-04-2014
January 2014 Smoothies

Smoothies Offered in the Child Nutrition Programs

CNP-01-2014

Note: Bulletins dated 2013 and earlier are in descending order by bulletin number.

Calendar Year 2013
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-CNP-08-2013 Nondiscrimination Statement Update December 2013
USDA-CNP-05-2013 Accepting Processed Product Documentation - ACTION REQUIRED
Guidance for Accepting Processed Product Documentation for Meal Pattern Requirements
August 2013
USDA-CNP-04-2013 Permanent Single Agreement for SFAs - ACTION REQUIRED
Permanent Single Agreement for School Food Authorities Participating in a Child Nutrition Program. DEADLINE to Submit: September 1, 2013
July 2013
USDA-CNP-02-2013 Determining Area Eligibility Based on School Data May 2013
USDA-CNP-01-2013 Disaster Response in Child Nutrition Programs January 2013
USDA-CACFP-15-2013 2013–14 Child and Adult Care Food Program Reimbursement Rates September 2013
USDA-CACFP-14-2013 Health and Safety in the CACFP - ACTION REQUIRED
December 2013
USDA-CACFP-13-2013 Procedures for Retaining or Returning Unused Federal Administrative Payments - ACTION REQUIRED
December 2013
USDA-CACFP-11-2013 Clarification Regarding Required Meal Claim Edit Checks and Block Claims - ACTION REQUIRED
December 2013
USDA-CACFP-10-2013 Day Care Home Sponsor Administrative Payment Options - ACTION REQUIRED
November 2013
USDA-CACFP-08-2013 2013–14 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program - ACTION REQUIRED
April 2013
USDA-CACFP-06-2013 DCH Expansion Funds Request for Applications May 2013
USDA-CACFP-04-2013 Point-of-Service for the At-Risk, Afterschool Meal April 2013
USDA-CACFP-01-2013 Tribal Participation in the CACFP and SFSP January 2013
NSD-CNP-08-2013 Child Nutrition and Information Payment System User Acceptance Agreement - ACTION REQUIRED May 2013
NSD-CNP-02-2013 Reimbursement Claims Resources March 2013
NSD-CNP-01-2013 Change in Management Bulletin Distribution Process - ACTION REQUIRED
Change in Distribution Process for Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletins and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memoranda
January 2013
NSD-CACFP-07-2013 Free and Reduced-price Meals Data File Availability and Effective Dates - ACTION REQUIRED
April 2013
NSD-CACFP-06-2013 Resources to Support Nutrition and Wellness for Child Care in the Child and Adult Care Food Program - ACTION REQUIRED
May 2013
NSD-CACFP-05-2013 Contracting Out for Management Functions
April 2013
NSD-CACFP-04-2013 CACFP Specialist Caseload Assignment - ACTION REQUIRED
March 2013
NSD-CACFP-03-2013 Five-day Meal Count Reconciliation Update - ACTION REQUIRED
April 2013
NSD-CACFP-01-2013 Sponsor and Provider Permanent Agreement
August 2013
Calendar Year 2012
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-CNP-10-2012 Procurement Geographic Preference Q and As–Part II December 2012
USDA-CNP-09-2012 Federal Small Purchase Threshold Adjustment November 2012
USDA-CNP-08-2012 Permanent Single Agreement for Child Nutrition Programs September 2012
USDA-CNP-04-2012 Guidance on the Donation of Leftover Food May 2012
USDA-CNP-02-2012 Rural Development Community Facilities Program October 2012
USDA-CNP-01-2012 Cooperation with USDA Evaluations and Research
Cooperation with U.S. Department of Agriculture Officials and Contractors Conducting Evaluations and Research
October 2012
USDA-CACFP-22-2012 Adult Day Care Center Eligibility and Licensing/Approval October 2012
USDA-CACFP-21-2012 Updates to the Serious Deficiency Process—Day Care Home Providers November 2012
USDA-CACFP-20-2012 Rescinding USDA Policy Memoranda Relating to the ADC
Rescinding U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memoranda Relating to the Adult Day Care Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program
October 2012
USDA-CACFP-19-2012 Participant Eligibility in Adult Day Care Center October 2012
USDA-CACFP-17-2012 Serious Deficiency Process: Corrective Action Plans
Serious Deficiency Process and Acceptable Corrective Action Plans, National Disqualified List Procedures, and Debt Collection Process
September 2012
USDA-CACFP-16-2012 Health and Safety Standards
Health and Safety Standards for Outside-school-hours Care Centers and At-risk Afterschool Care Centers
August 2012
USDA-CACFP-13-2012 USDA Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook - ACTION REQUIRED
April 2012
USDA-CACFP-12-2012 2012–13 Day Care Home Expansion Funds
Day Care Home Expansion Funds Request for Applications
February 2012
USDA-CACFP-11-2012 At-Risk, Afterschool Meals Component Q and A
At-risk, Afterschool Meals Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Questions and Answers
May 2012
USDA-CACFP-06-2012 Corrective Action - ACTION REQUIRED March 2012
USDA-CACFP-02-2012 Transmission of Household Income Information
Transmission of Household Income Information by Tier II Day Care Homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
August 2012
USDA-CACFP-01-2012 Simplified Application Procedures in the SFSP - ACTION REQUIRED
Simplified Application Procedures in the Summer Food Service Program
January 2012
NSD-CACFP-13-2012 2012-13 Reimbursement Rates for the CACFP August 2012
NSD-CACFP-11-2012 Retention of Source Documents for Meal Counts - ACTION REQUIRED May 2012
NSD-CACFP-09-2012 Additional CBAS Information for ADHC Agencies - ACTION REQUIRED
Additional Information for Adult Day Health Care Centers Regarding the Transition to the Community-based Adult Services Program
April 2012
NSD-CACFP-07-2012 Updated Eligibility Forms for Adult Care Agencies April 2012
NSD-CACFP-06-2012 DCH Tier I Provider Reporting Change - ACTION REQUIRED
Documentation of Tier I Provider Determination Based on CalFresh Program Participation
March 2012
NSD-CACFP-03-2012 Annual Statewide Media Release March 2012
NSD-CACFP-02-2012 Transition to Community-Based Adult Services
Information for Adult Day Health Care Centers Regarding the Transition to the Community-Based Adult Services Program
February 2012

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Calendar Year 2011
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-CNP-08-2011 Available Translations of Program Materials October 2011
USDA-CNP-06-2011 Shelf-Stable, Dried Snacks in Child Nutrition Programs September 2011
USDA-CNP-02-2011

Privacy Protection and Social Security Numbers - ACTION REQUIRED
Privacy Protection and the Use of Social Security Numbers

April 2011
USDA-CACFP-20-2011

Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions (Revised) - ACTION REQUIRED
Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk and Fluid Milk Substitutions in the CACFP, Questions and Answers (REVISED)

December 2011
USDA-CACFP-14-2011 2011–12 Income Eligibility Guidelines - ACTION REQUIRED August 2011
USDA-CACFP-13-2011 Water Availability in the CACFP - ACTION REQUIRED August 2011
USDA-CACFP-10-2011 Varied Timing of Unannounced CACFP Reviews - ACTION REQUIRED
Varied Timing of Unannounced Reviews in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
May 2011
USDA-CACFP-08-2011 Administrative Payments to Day Care Home Sponsors April 2011
USDA-CACFP-06-2011 Annual Update Requirements for the CACFP August 2011
USDA-CACFP-05-2011 School Data Area Eligibility for Day Care Home Providers - ACTION REQUIRED February 2011
USDA-CACFP-04-2011 Adult Day Meal Pattern: Milk Substitution - ACTION REQUIRED February 2011
USDA-CACFP-03-2011 Elimination of Block Claim Edit Checks
Elimination of Block Claim Edit Checks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
February 2011
USDA-CACFP-02-2011 Expansion of At-Risk Afterschool Meals
Expansion of At-risk Afterschool Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
January 2011
USDA-CACFP-01-2011 CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Handbook July 2011
NSD-CACFP-09-2011 Serious Deficiency Process: Annual Update Req.
Serious Deficiency Process for Agencies Failing to Submit Annual Update Requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
September 2011
NSD-CACFP-07-2011 Definition of Excess Fund Balance
Definition of Excess Fund Balance in Nonprofit Food Service Programs
September 2011
NSD-CACFP-06-2011 2011-12 CACFP Reimbursement Rates
2011-12 Reimbursement Rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
August 2011

 

Calendar Year 2010
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-CNP-05-2010 Extending Categorical Eligibility Q and A
Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household - Questions and Answers
September 2010
USDA-CNP-02-2010 Exclusion of Combat Pay from Income Eligibility
Exclusion of Military Combat Pay from Income Eligibility in the Child Nutrition Programs
March 2010
USDA-CACFP-06-2010 Serious Deficiency Process - Day Care Home Providers - ACTION REQUIRED March 2010
USDA-CACFP-05-2010 Record Retention Requirements for Day Care Home Providers - ACTION REQUIRED August 2010
NSD-CNP-02-2010 NSD Civil Rights and Complaints Handbook March 2010

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Calendar Year 2009
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-CNP-04-2009 Exclusion of Combat Pay from Income Eligibility
Exclusion of Military Combat Pay from Income Eligibility in the Child Nutrition Programs
December 2009
USDA-CNP-03-2009 Extending Categorical Eligibility
Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household
October 2009
USDA-CNP-02-2009 Internal Revenue Service Filing Requirements
Internal Revenue Service Filing Requirements for Private, Nonprofit Organizations
April 2009
USDA-CACFP-06-2009 Enrollment Documentation for Day Care Homes - ACTION REQUIRED July 2009
USDA-CACFP-05-2009 Enrollment Documentation for Child Care Centers - ACTION REQUIRED July 2009
USDA-CACFP-04-2009 Meal Disallowance Policies for Day Care Homes June 2009
Calendar Year 2008
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-CNP-05-2008 Dollar Threshold For Payment of Underpayments
Dollar Threshold For Payment of Underpayments from Reviews and Audits Performed for School Nutrition Programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program
September 2008
USDA-CNP-01-2008 Crediting of Corn Meal and Corn Flour
Crediting of Corn Meal (Cornmeal) and Corn Flour for Grains/Breads Component in Food-Based Menu Planning
February 2008
NSD-CACFP-07-2008 Reimbursement for Agency-Wide Single Audits November 2008
NSD-CACFP-03-2008 Day Care Home Provider Transfer Policy - ACTION REQUIRED
July 2008
Calendar Year 2007
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
NSD-CNP-02-2007 Transfer of Agency Ownership
Transfer of Agency Ownership - Both Non-Profit and For-Profit Agencies
October 2007
NSD-CACFP-05-2007 Returning Uncashed Check Funds - ACTION REQUIRED
Procedures for Returning Funds from Uncashed Day Care Home Provider Checks
February 2007
NSD-CACFP-03-2007 Audit Requirements - ACTION REQUIRED
Audit Requirements — Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
October 2007
NSD-CACFP-02-2007 Second Interim Rule: Household Contacts - ACTION REQUIRED February 2007

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Calendar Year 2006
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
06-223 Reimbursements for Non-Claiming Homes
Administrative Reimbursements for Non-Claiming Homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
September 2006
06-222 Armed Forces Family Supplemental Subsistence Allowance
United States Armed Forces Family Supplemental Subsistence Allowance – Permanently Excluded from Income Consideration for the Child Nutrition Programs
October 2006
06-221 Enrollment Records and Block Claiming
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Second Interim Rule: Enrollment Records and Block Claiming
September 2006
06-219 Provider's Residential and/or Own Children
Eligibility of Day Care Home Provider’s Residential and/or Own Children
September 2006
06-218 Recording of All Costs Through GAAP
Recording of All Costs Through Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
September 2006
06-210 Interim Rule: Emergency Shelters March 2006
06-209 Facility Review Averaging May 2006
06-208 Sponsor Monitoring of Facilities March 2006
06-204 Second Interim Rule: Application Process March 2006
06-201 National Flood Insurance Program Payments
Treatment of National Flood Insurance Program Payments
January 2006
Calendar Year 2005
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title and Subject Release Date
05-219 Five-Day Meal Count Reconciliation
Second Interim Rule: Five-Day Meal Count Reconciliation
December 2005
05-212 Clarification of Food Stamp Household July 2005
05-210 Allowability of Cost for Insurance
Allowability of Cost for Directors' and Officers' Insurance in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
May 2005
05-207 Training and Monitoring May 2005
05-205 Enrollment Documentation
Enrollment Documentation For Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Home
March 2005
05-203 License Exempt (TrustLine) Providers January 2005
05-202 Determinations for Certain Military Families
Extension of Policy Exception - Family Size and Income Determinations for Certain Military Families
February 2005
05-201 Disbursement of State Meal Reimbursement March 2005
05-200 Clarification on Acceptable Infant Formulas January 2005

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Calendar Year 2004
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
04-206 Mandatory Institution Attendance at Training
Mandatory Institution Attendance at State Agency (SA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Training
June 2004
04-201 Certification Regarding Principals, Board Members
Certification Regarding Principals and Board Members
February 2004
04-200 Administrative Reimbursement for DCH Licensing
Use of Administrative Reimbursement for Day Care Home Licensing
January 2004
Calendar Year 2003
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
03-218 Automated Controls In Sponsors’ Claims Systems September 2003
03-214 Effect of Bussing on Area Eligibility
Effect of Bussing on Area Eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, and National School Lunch Program
June 2003
03-212 Revision to the USDA Infant Meal Pattern
Revision to the United States Department of Agriculture Infant Meal Pattern
August 2003
03-211 Responsibility to Report Licensing Violation June 2003
03-206 Meal Eligibility for Certain Military Families
POLICY EXCEPTION - Family Size and Income Determinations in the Child Nutrition Programs for Certain Military Families
April 2003
03-204 Infant Foods Containing Docosahexaenoic Acid
Commercially Prepared Infant Foods Containing Docosahexaenoic Acid
March 2003
Calendar Year 2002
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
02-223 Eligibility of For-Profit Child Care Centers August 2002
02-218 Infant Meals in the CACFP
Infant Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
June 2002
02-217 Violation of the Child Nutrition Labeling Program
Notification of Products Manufactured in Violation of the Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program
June 2002
02-216 Residential Care and Military Personnel June 2002
02-212 Private, For-Profit Unaffiliated Centers
Head Start and Private, For-Profit Unaffiliated Centers
May 2002
02-211 Use of "Stop Payments" May 2002
02-210 Monitoring Day Care Homes on Military Bases May 2002
02-208 Terminations and Appeals of Family DCH Providers
Terminations and Appeals of Family Day Care Home Providers
May 2002
02-207 Late Payment Charges and Allowable Costs
Late Payment Charges and Allowable Costs to Child Nutrition Accounts
May 2002
02-206 Meal Eligibility for Military Families
Military Income and the Privatization of Military Housing
June 2002
02-205 Federal Procurement Regulations May 2002
02-202 National Disqualified List May 2002
02-200 Monitoring Requirements Revised February 2002

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Calendar Year 2001
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
01-216 Residential Care November 2001
01-207c

Allowable Employee Compensation Costs
Allowable CACFP Employee Compensation Costs - Correction

May 2001
01-206 Questions and Answers from the USDA
Questions and Answers from the United States Department of Agriculture
September 2001
01-205 Attendance at Nutrition Services Division Training March 2001
01-203 Head Start and Private Unaffiliated Centers March 2001
01-200 Public Law 106-224 [3 of 4] April 2001
Calendar Year 2000
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
00-218 Small Business Administration
Small Business Administration and Related Organizations
December 2000
00-212 Public Law 106-224 [2 of 4] February 2001
00-210 Public Law 106-224 [1 of 4] February 2001
00-210 Establishing Eligibility for Free Meals October 2000
00-207 Miscellaneous Policy Clarifications November 2000
Calendar Year 1999
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
99-206 Emergency Shelters Serving Homeless Children
Participation of Emergency Shelters Serving Homeless Children
August 1999
99-204 Limited Disclosure of Children's Eligibility
Limited Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meal or Free Milk Eligibility Information (SP 99-3 & CACFP 99-2)
February 1999
99-203 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998
Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-336)
March 1999

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Calendar Year 1998
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
98-205 Incorporated Providers October 1998
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