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Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Information about the federal Seamless Summer Option opportunity that allows public schools to combine features of the School Nutrition Programs and the Summer Food Service Program along with reduced paperwork requirements.

SSO Agreement Information

How Do I Apply to Participate in the SSO?
Seamless Summer Option (SSO) agreement, forms and guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) providing additional clarification to program participation and operations.

Site Type, Eligibility, and Outreach Requirements
Information to establish specific types of sites. This document also provides outreach criteria for the different types of sites.

SSO Forms

Permanent Single Agreement for Child Nutrition Programs (SNP-NSLP-01) (DOC)

Daily Meal Count Form (SNP 25a) (DOC)

Site Monitoring Review (SNP 25b) (DOC)

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 27, 2017
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