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Note: Bulletins are in descending order by release date.

Calendar Year 2017
Release Date Topic Title Bulletin Number
January 2017 Eligibility Eligibility Requirements for Military Families CNP-02-2017
Calendar Year 2016
Release Date Topic Title Bulletin Number
October 2016 Meal Service The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs CNP-04-2016
August 2016 Disclosure Requirements Disclosure Requirements for the Community Nutrition Programs SFSP-04-2016
February 2016 Grant Availability of the School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up and Expansion Grants for State Fiscal Year 2016–17 SFSP-01-2016
January 2016 Indirect Costs Indirect Costs in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program SFSP-03-2016
Calendar Year 2015
Release Date Topic Title Bulletin Number
November 2015 Codes of Conduct Written Codes of Conduct and Performance of Employees Engaged in the Procurement, Award, and Administration of Contracts - ACTION REQUIRED CNP-01-2015
October 2015 Nutrition Standards Smoothies Offered in the Child Nutrition Program—Revised CNP-11-2015
August 2015 Area Eligibility Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs CNP-04-2015
August 2015 Grant

Availability of the School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up and Expansion Grants for State Fiscal Year 2015–16

SFSP-05-2015
August 2015 Special Dietary Needs Guidelines for Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in Child Nutrition Programs CNP-10-2015
July 2015 Eligibility

Exceptions to U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memorandum SP 42-2014, SFSP 17-2014, and CACFP 11-2014: Sharing Aggregate Data to Expand Program Access and Services in Child Nutrition Programs

CNP-03-2015
July 2015 Meal Service Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender During Child Nutrition Program Meal Service CNP-09-2015
June 2015 Product Documentation

Guidance for Accepting Processed Product Documentation for Meal Pattern Requirements

CNP-07-2015
June 2015 Meals Food Consumption Outside the Foodservice Area CNP-05-2015
May 2015 CN Labels CN Labels Copied with a Watermark CNP-08-2015
April 2015 Disaster Relief Disaster Response CNP-02-2015
January 2015 Eligibility Determinations Guidance on Income Eligibility Determinations and Duration - ACTION REQUIRED SFSP-01-2015
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 - ACTION REQUIRED CNP-06-2014
June 2014 Reimbursement Claim Reimbursement Claim One-Time Exception Submission Deadline Policy CNP-08-2014
May 2014 Head Start Questions and Answers on the Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutrition Programs CNP-05-2014
May 2014 Tax-Exempt Status Tax-Exempt Status for Private Nonprofit Organizations and Churches in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program SFSP-02-2014
May 2014 Summer Meals Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Afterschool Meal Agencies Transitioning to the SFSP CNP-03-2014
April 2014 At-risk Transition from the Summer Food Service Program to the At-risk Afterschool Meals Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program SFSP-03-2014
February 2014 Grant

2013–15 SBP and SFSP Start-up and Expansion Grants

SNP-07-2014
January 2014 Meals

Variations in Meals for Religious Reasons

CNP-04-2014

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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-SFSP-01-2013 Tribal Participation in the CACFP and SFSP January 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
NSD-SFSP-01-2013 2013–14 SBP and SFSP Start-up and Expansion Grants
Letter of Intent: Availability for the School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Programs Start-up and Expansion Grants for State Fiscal Year 2013–14
February 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
Calendar Year 2012
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-SFSP-02-2012 Using School Attendance Area to Establish Open SFSP Feeding Sites - ACTION REQUIRED May 2012
USDA-SFSP-08-2012 Permanent Single Agreement for Child Nutrition Programs September 2012
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-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
Calendar Year 2011
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-CNP-02-2011

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

April 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-04-2010 Final Rule: Fluid Milk Substitutions
Final Rule Regarding Fluid Milk Substitutions in School Nutrition Programs
April 2010

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Calendar Year 2009
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
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
Calendar Year 2008
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-SFSP-03-2008 FSMC Contract Extensions in the SFSP
Food Service Management Company Contract Extensions in the Summer Food Service Program
May 2008
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
Information Regarding the Crediting of Corn Meal and Corn Flour for Grains/Breads Component in Food-Based Menu Planning
February 2008
NSD-SFSP-01-2008 Temperature Controls of Potentially Hazardous Foods
The Importance of Maintaining Proper Time and Temperature Controls of Potentially Hazardous Foods
October 2008
Calendar Year 2007
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
NSD-CNP-02-2007 Transfer of Agency Ownership October 2007
Calendar Year 2006
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
06-701 National Flood Insurance Payments
Treatment of National Flood Insurance Payments
January 2006
Calendar Year 2004
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
04-707 Use of Upward Bound Applications
Use of upward bound applications for determining participant eligibility
July 2004

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Calendar Year 2003
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
03-709 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
July 2003
Calendar Year 2002
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
02-712 Late Payment Charges and Allowable Costs
Late Payment Charges and Allowable Costs to Child Nutrition Accounts
May 2002
02-710 Federal Procurement Regulations May 2002
02-703 Eligibility for Upward Bound Sites
Questions and answers regarding eligibility for upward bound sites
July 2002
Calendar Year 2000
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
00-708 Establishing Eligibility for Free Meals October 2000
Calendar Year 1999
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
99-709 American Indian or Alaska Native Children
Certifying Eligibility of Sites Serving American Indian or Alaska Native Children
April 1999
Calendar Year 1998
Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject
Release Date
98-717 Commodity Entitlements for Year Round Sponsors
Commodity Entitlements for Year Round Sponsors, APB-SFS-98-22
October 1998

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 19, 2017
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