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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). 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.

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

Policy

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

2024 Messages

March

February

2023 Messages

December

Notice Date Title Applicable to

12/4/2023

Reminder: Net Cash Resources and Allowable Costs Reminder

SNP, Superintendents

Management Bulletin (MB)

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

2024 Messages

February

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

Funding

Funding and grant opportunities.

2024 Messages

January

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
2/29/2024

Summer EBT 2024 Announcement

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

2/28/2024 National Nutrition Month 2024 SNP, SSO, SFSP
2/22/2024 Reminder: Income Eligibility Scales for School Year 2023–24 SNP, SSO, SFSP
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

Follow @CDENutrition on Twitter.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 01, 2024
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