Permanent Single Agreement
The California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD) has revised its Permanent Single Agreement (PSA). The PSA is the written agreement that is required by the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) federal regulations (Code of Federal Regulations Title 7, sections 210.7[a], 210.9[a], 215.7[a], 220.7[a], 220.10, 225.9[d], 225.14[a], 226.11[a]) .
Each Program Operator approved to participate in the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) administered by the CDE must have a signed current PSA on file with CDE.
Within the past year, there have been two significant changes that require issuing a new PSA:
- The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill 98, Chapter 24, Statutes 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the CDE to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. With regards to CNPs, this transferred the administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) from the CDE to the CDSS.
- Assembly Bill 130 (McGuire) Education finance: education omnibus budget trailer bill, signed into law on July 9, 2021, established the California Universal Meals Program beginning School Year 2022–23, revising the state meal mandate and creating new requirements regarding participation in provisions programs.
This PSA fulfills the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) requirement for state agencies to provide each Program Operator with a PSA when a state agency administers any combination of the CNP.
The revised PSA is located in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) in the Download Forms section:
- SNP-NSLP-01- Permanent Single Agreement Est: 2022
- SNP-NSLP-01 A- Exhibit A: Changes in the Child Nutrition Program Operations
- SNP-NSLP-01 B- Addendum 1: Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters
- SNP-NSLP-01 C- Addendum 2: Certification Regarding Lobbying
- SNP-NSLP-01 D- Addendum 3: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
- SNP-NSLP-01 E- Addendum 4: Certification Regarding State and Federal Drug-free Workplace Requirements
In order to continue serving under one or more of the CNPs covered under this new PSA, agencies must sign and return the revised PSA and any applicable addendums to the CDE. Submit PSAs to NSDPSA@cde.ca.gov no later than September 30, 2022. Electronic signatures and email submissions are preferred.
Once submitted by the Program Operator and approved by the CDE, this PSA will replace any prior PSA with the CDE. The CDE may withhold payments for agencies not returning a signed PSA within the timeframe requested.
If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please email your assigned SNP Specialist or SNPinfo@cde.ca.gov.
If you have any questions regarding the CDSS PSA, please email CACFPinfo@dss.ca.gov.