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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.

2024 Messages

February

Notice Date Title Applicable to
2/5/2024 Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Due to Winter Storms SNP

January

2023 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/4/2023 Reminder: Noncongregate Waivers for Unanticipated School Closures SNP, SSO, SFSP

November

October

Notice Date Title Applicable to
10/27/2023 Allowable Flexibilities for Fluid Milk Supply Shortages SNP
10/10/2023

Reminder: Summer 2023 P-EBT Announcement

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

10/10/2023

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

SNP (Superintendent, Public Nonparticipating Virtual Schools)

10/10/2023 Reminder: P-EBT for Homeschool and Private Virtual School Students SNP (Eligible Homeschooled and Private Virtual School Children)
10/10/2023 Reminder: SY 2022-23 Pandemic EBT for Students at Participating Public Schools SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools)
10/10/2023

Reminder: Noncongregate Waivers for Unanticipated School Closures

SNP, SSO, SFSP

Recall

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

2024 Messages

February

January

2023 Messages

December

November

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).

2024 Messages

February

Notice Date Title Applicable to
2/6/2024 Community Eligibility Provision 101 Webinar SNP
2/2/2024

Webinar: Tuesday @ 2 Town Hall - February 27, 2024

SNP, SSO, SFSP

2023 Messages

December

October

Management Bulletin (MB)

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

2024 Messages

January

Notice Date Title Applicable to
1/31/2024

Federal Micropurchase and Small Purchase Threshold

SNP, SSO, SFSP

2023 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to
12/14/2023 Community Eligibility Provision Management Bulletin SNP-07-2023 SNP (Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools and County Offices of Education and Other Government)
12/4/2023 Reminder: Return to Standard Annual Processor Inventory Reconciliation FDP, FDP Distributors, FDP Processors

October

Funding

Funding and grant opportunities.

2024 Messages

January

2023 Messages

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/19/2023 2023–24 FFVP Second Allocation Funding Results Awarded Grantees

October

Recognition

Recognition opportunities available to program operators.

No new messages available at this time.

Other

Applications, surveys, announcements, and annual updates.

2024 Messages

February

Notice Date Title Applicable to
2/13/2024 Letter of Support: Healthy Meals Incentives SNP
2/2/2024

Updated Sample Procurement Procedures

SNP
2/1/2024

2024 Summer Meals Media Release

SNP (FSD, CBO, Superintendent), SSO, SFSP

2023 Messages

December

November

Notice Date Title Applicable to
11/15/2023

USDA Farm to School Census 2023 Reminder

SNP

October

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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