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How Do I Apply to Participate in the SSFO?

Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO) agreement, forms and guidance.

To apply for the SSFO, public schools and county offices of education must complete and submit a signed Permanent Single Agreement for Child Nutrition Programs and update their CNIPS account. Please remember to apply at least 30 days prior to the start of your SSFO program.

Important: Schools must wait for approval before serving Seamless Option meals at proposed sites. Failure to receive pre-approval will result in loss of reimbursement.

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

    Nutrition Services Division
    School Nutrition Programs Unit (SNPU)
    Attn: SNP County Specialist
    California Department of Education
    1430 N Street, Suite 4503
    Sacramento, CA 95814

  2. Once you receive approval to participate in the SSFO, please access the CNIPS and add participating sites to the site application(s)-Seamless Summer link for each proposed site you plan to operate the SSFO.
SSFO Forms

Use the following forms to document meal counts and site-monitoring visits. Maintain these documents in your office files.

SSFO Guidance

If you have further questions regarding the SSFO, please contact your Nutrition Services Division Field Services Consultant at 800-952-5609.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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