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Job Training Partnership/Workforce Investment Act

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

To: All Summer Food Service Sponsors

Number: 00-712

Attention: Food Service Directors

Date: February 2001

Subject: Categorical Eligibility of Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act Participants in the Summer Food Service Program

Reference: United States Department of Agriculture, All Points Bulletin (APB): SFS-00-07

This Management Bulletin transmits the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for permitting sponsors to consider Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youths who are 18 years of age and under as categorically eligible to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

The Department of Labor’s WIA program replaced the Job Training Partnership Act in July 2000. WIA is designed to enhance youth programs linked to local labor markets, community youth programs, and youth services. Children qualify for the WIA program by being low-income, which also makes them categorically eligible to participate in the SFSP.

Sponsors who have WIA participants must maintain one of the following eligibility documents:

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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