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Overview

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) send messages via Listserv to program operators and contacts. The messages contained in the tabs below are identified by program and sponsor type. Program types include the School Nutrition Program (SNP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP), Food Distribution Program (FDP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP sponsor types include Day Care Homes (DCH), Child Care Centers (CCC), and Adult Day Care (ADC). To become a School Nutrition Program Operator, an agency must be either a public entity or a nonprofit organization with an Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) determination. SNP sponsor types include Residential Child Care Institutes (RCCI), and County Office of Education (COE),public and private schools, and direct funded charter schools. SNP role types include Chief Business Officer (CBO), and Food service Director (FSD). Specialized messages intended for target audiences are marked with an asterisk (*) and are not applicable to entire program and sponsor types.

Note: Messages on this page will remain for three months before being removed.

Disaster

Proclamations that affect our program operators and state.

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/29/2022 Waivers for SFAs in Madera and Modoc Counties SNP sponsors only in Madera and Modoc Counties
9/23/2022

School Year 2021–22 P-EBT Data Collection Reminder

Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs, FSDs, CBOs, and Superintendents, SSO
9/20/2022 Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Madera, Modoc, and Siskiyou Counties Due to Fires SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP in Madera, Modoc, and Siskiyou Counties
9/16/2022

Disaster Response Waivers for School Nutrition Programs Operators in El Dorado, Placer, and Riverside Counties

SNP in El Dorado, Placer, and Riverside Counties

9/15/2022 Disaster Response Waivers for Siskiyou County School Nutrition Programs Operators SNP FSDs in Siskiyou County
9/9/2022 Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Riverside, El Dorado, and Placer Counties Due to Fires SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP sponsors in Riverside, El Dorado, and Placer Counties
9/6/2022 Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Siskiyou County Due to Mill Fire SNP, SSO, SFSP and CACFP sponsors in Siskiyou County

August

June

Recall

Food recalls that could potentially affect our program operators and partners.

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/16/2022

King’s Hawaiian Recalls Pretzel Buns and Bites

SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP

Training

Announcements and availability of trainings, both sponsored by the NSD and those of the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other partners. Includes both in-person and e-learning offerings (conference calls and webinars).

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/29/2022 CICN Webinar: Understanding Cultural Foodways SNP
9/27/2022

Introduction to School Nutrition Program Administration (ISNPA) Webinar: Competitive Foods and Beverages

SNP
9/27/2022

2022 Kitchen Infrastructure and Training Funds for Eligible Program Operators

SNP Superintendents
9/19/2022

USDA TN Meal Talk: Taste Test Events Webinar

SNP
9/14/2022 Healthy School Food Pathways Fellowship Webinar SNP
9/13/2022

Introduction to School Nutrition Program Administration (ISNPA) Webinar: Verification Process and Reporting

SNP

August

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/29/2022

USDA Local School Wellness Policy Webinar

SNP
7/21/2022 Benefit Issuance Training SNP
7/15/2022

2022–23 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Mandatory Online Trainings

All 2022-23 FFVP Grantees

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/30/2022 ISNPA Webinar: Resource Management SNP, SSO
6/3/2022

Reminder: Universal Meals Program: New Resources

SNP
6/1/2022

New Webinar Training Series: ISNPA

SNP

Policy

Notifies program operators of the release of U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy memoranda.

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to

9/20/2022

Paid Lunch Equity and Meal Charge Policy Guidance

SNP

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/25/2022

SP 15-2022: Second Allocation Supply Chain Assistance Funds

SNP

June

Management Bulletin (MB)

Notifies program operators of the release of California Department of Education (CDE) NSD MBs.

July

June

Funding

Funding and grant opportunities.

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/3/2022 SP 16-2022: Third Allocation Supply Chain Assistance Funds SNP

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/31/2022 Supply Chain Assistance Funds SNP

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/7/2022 Student Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Card Information SNP

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/3/2022 Kitchen Infrastructure and Training Funds–Updates SNP
6/3/2022 Reminder: KIT Funds Available for Eligible Program Operators SNP, including Superintendents and CBOs
6/3/2022 Reminder: Apportionment of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Local Administrative Cost Grant SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs, SSO
6/3/2022 Reminder: KIT Funds Available for Eligible Program Operators SNP, including Superintendents and CBOs
6/3/2022 Reminder: Apportionment of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Local Administrative Cost Grant

SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs, SSO

Recognition

Recognition opportunities available to program operators.

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/21/2022 CA Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program 2022 SNP

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/29/2022 Summer Meals Turnip the Beet Award - Summer 2022 SSO, SFSP
8/2/2022 Farm to Summer Celebration Week: Post-Survey SSO, SFSP

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/9/2022 Farm to Summer Celebration Week: June 20–24, 2022 SNP, SSO, SFSP

Other

Applications, surveys, announcements, and annual updates.

October

September

August

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/18/2022

Survey for Cooperative Agreements

SNP and SSO
7/11/2022 2022–23 FFVP Grant Recipient List Announcement SNP

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/24/2022 School Nutrition Programs Administrative Review in School Year 2022–23 SNP
6/3/2022 Reminder: Income Eligibility Scales for School Year 2022–23 SNP, SSO, SFSP, Superintendents
6/3/2022

Listening Sessions on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

SNP, SSO, SFSP, SNP Superintendents

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, October 3, 2022
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