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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

August

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/26/2023

Reminder: Summer 2023 P-EBT Announcement

SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government, Superintendent), SSO

7/26/2023 Reminder: SY 2021–22 P-EBT and Summer P-EBT Announcement SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, COEs, SSO
7/26/2023

Reminder: California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Data Collection for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, Nonpublic Schholsand County Offices of Education and Other Government, Superintendent)

7/24/2023

SY 2022-23 Pandemic EBT for Virtual School Students in Nonparticipating Schools

SNP (Superintendent, Public Nonparticipating Virtual Schools)

7/24/2023 P-EBT for Homeschool and Private Virtual School Students SNP (Eligible Homeschooled and Private Virtual School Children)
7/24/2023 SY 2022-23 Pandemic EBT for Students at Participating Public Schools SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools)

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/14/2023

Reminder: Noncongregate Waivers for Unanticipated School Closures

SNP, SSO, SFSP

Recall

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

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/12/2023 J.T.M. Provisions Company Recalls Chili Toppings SNP, SSO, SFSP
6/6/2023 J.T.M. Provisions Company Recalls Frozen Chili SNP, SSO, SFSP

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
9/18/2023 Upcoming Webinars and Team Nutrition Materials SNP
9/1/2023

Chef Ann Healthy School Food Pathway Fellowship

SNP

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/31/2023 Webinar: Tuesday @ 2 Town Hall - October 3, 2023 SNP (CBO, FSD, Superintendent), SSO, SFSP
8/22/2023

Webinar: Healthy Meals Incentives Awards

SNP
8/2/2023 REQUIRED: 2023–24 FFVP Orientation Trainings 2023-24 FFVP Grantees

Policy

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

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/19/2023

Net Cash Resources and Allowable Costs Reminder

SNP, Superintendents
9/14/2023

Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

SNP (FSD, CBO , Superintendent, Civil Rights Coordinator and Claim Preparer), SSO, SFSP

July

June

Management Bulletin (MB)

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

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/17/2023 Return to Standard Annual Processor Inventory Reconciliation FDP, FDP Distributors, FDP Processors

July

Funding

Funding and grant opportunities.

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/27/2023

Supply Chain Assistance Funds Attestation Now Available

SNP, SSO

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/31/2023 Webinar: KIT Freshly Prepared Onsite Meal Criteria

SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government)

8/17/2023

USDA Farm to School Technical Assistance Grant

SNP
8/17/2023

LFS Deadline Reminder and Program Period Extension

Local Food for Schools Recipients
8/7/2023 Fourth Allocation Supply Chain Assistance Funds SNP

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/26/2023

Reminder: 2022 KIT Funding Award Amounts Available

SNP, Superintendents
7/26/2023 Reminder: School Food Best Practices Apportionment Timeline SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government)
7/21/2023

School Food Best Practices Funding Results

SNP, Superintendents
7/21/2023 Next Steps: 2023–24 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Recipient Announcement Awarded Grantees
7/20/2023 2023–24 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Recipient Announcement SNP
7/20/2023 Local Food for Schools Submission Extended to August
21
SNP, Local Food for Schools agencies

June

Recognition

Recognition opportunities available to program operators.

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/24/2023

CA Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program 2023–24

SNP (FSD, CBO, Civil Rights Coordinator, Claims Preparer), SSO, SFSP

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/26/2023

Reminder: Turnip the Beet Award-Summer 2023

SSO, SFSP

Other

Applications, surveys, announcements, and annual updates.

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/25/2023 October Celebrations–2023 SNP (CBO, FSD, Superintendent)
9/25/2023

Verification Process Reminder

SNP (CBO, FSD, Claims Preparer)

09/06/2023

Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Income Exemptions

SNP

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/25/2023

Welcome to School Year 2023–24

SNP, SSO
8/24/2023 Child Nutrition Vacancy and Turnover Rate Survey SNP, SSO
8/10/2023 Reimbursement Rates for SNP and FDP for School Year 2023–24 SNP, FDP
8/1/2023

Disability Modifications Including Food Allergies

SNP (FSD, CBO, Superintendent, Civil Rights Coordinator)

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to

7/26/2023

Reminder: April 2023 Direct Certification Match Delay

SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government
7/26/2023 Reminder: Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act SNP
7/26/2023 Reminder: Food Service Staff Education and Training Web Page SNP(Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, and Nonpublic schools), SSO, SFSP, FDP
7/26/2023 Reminder: State Reimbursement for Nonpublic School Sites SNP
7/10/2023

School Year 2023–24 Annual Update Now Open

SNP

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/14/2023 FDP Administrative Fee Suspension for School Year 2023–24 FDP
6/14/2023

Reminder: Income Eligibility Scales for School Year 2023–24

SNP, SSO, SFSP
6/14/2023 Reminder: Community Eligibility Provision — Application Information

SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs, Other Government

6/13/2023 CEP Application Information SNP Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COEs, Other Government

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 29, 2023
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