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School Nutrition Programs MBs: 2000–09

School Nutrition Programs management bulletins for calendar years 2000 to 2009.
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Calendar Year 2009
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-SNP-22-2009 Electronically Scanned and Stored Applications
Electronically Scanned and Stored Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
October 2009
USDA-SNP-19-2009 Procurement Questions and Answers August 2009
USDA-SNP-17-2009 COE Classrooms on School Campuses
Clarification on County Office of Education Special Education/Alternative Education Classrooms on Public School Campuses
July 2009
USDA-SNP-16-2009 Interest Earned on the Cafeteria Account/Fund
School Nutrition Program Interest Earned on the Cafeteria Account/Fund
July 2009
USDA-SNP-13-2009 Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurement August 2009
USDA-SNP-12-2009 Economic Price Adjustments in Vendor Contracts July 2009
USDA-SNP-08-2009 Ways to Assist Families During Economic Downturn July 2009
USDA-SNP-02-2009 Use of Vending Machines in School Meal Programs March 2009
USDA-CNP-03-2009 Extending Categorical Eligibility
Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household
October 2009
USDA-CNP-02-2009 Internal Revenue Service Filing Requirements
Internal Revenue Service Filing Requirements for Private, Nonprofit Organizations
April 2009
NSD-SNP-08-2009 Restructuring Food Service Operations
Restructuring Food Service Operations: Alternatives for School Food Authorities
December 2009
Calendar Year 2008
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-SNP-08-2008 Eligibility for Free Meal Benefits in Head Start
Automatic Eligibility for Free Meal Benefits Extended to All Children Enrolled in Head Start
October 2008
USDA-SNP-07-2008 Prototype Language for Return of Discounts
Prototype Language for Return of Discounts, Rebates, and Credits to School Food Authorities
September 2008
USDA-CNP-05-2008 Dollar Threshold for Payment of Underpayments
Dollar Threshold for Payment of Underpayments from Reviews and Audits Performed for School Nutrition Programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program
September 2008
USDA-CNP-01-2008 Crediting of Corn Meal and Corn Flour
Information Regarding the Crediting of Corn Meal and Corn Flour for Grains/Breads Component in Food-Based Menu Planning
February 2008
NSD-SNP-07-2008 Limitations on the Transfer of Funds
Limitations on the Transfer of Funds from School Cafeteria Funds/Accounts
July 2008
NSD-SNP-04-2008 Compliance with Senate Bill 80 - Action Required
Compliance with Senate Bill 80 Regarding School Meal Programs; Mandatory Certification to Receive State Meal Reimbursement
June 2008
NSD-SNP-02-2008 Final Rule Regarding Procurement Requirements
United States Department of Agriculture Final Rule Regarding Procurement Requirements for National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs
March 2008

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Calendar Year 2007
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
NSD-CNP-02-2007 Transfer of Agency Ownership
Information on the transfer of ownership of private (non-public) agencies participating in the Child Nutrition Programs administered by the California Department of Education
October 2007
Calendar Year 2006
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
06-115 Sample Size of Verification Applications
Sample size of applications for annual verification process
September 2006
06-108 Thirty-Day Eligibility Carryover
Thirty-Day Eligibility Carryover for Schools and Local Education Agencies Using Special Assistance Provisions 2 and 3
March 2006
06-101 National Flood Insurance Program Payments
Treatment of National Flood Insurance Payments
January 2006
Calendar Year 2005
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
05-123 Severe Need Assistance - Interim Rule
School Breakfast Program: Severe Need Assistance - Interim Rule
January 2006
05-113 Meal Times for Breakfast and Lunch August 2005
Calendar Year 2004
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
04-901 Federal Procurement Guidance
Federal procurement guidance for child nutrition program sponsors
December 2004
04-105 Contracts for Nonnutritious Products
School district governing board requirements for entering into contracts for carbonated beverages, nonnutritious beverages, or nonnutritious foods
March 2004
Calendar Year 2003
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
03-106
Meals in Schools Not on NSLP
Meals served to students in schools not participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
May 2003

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Calendar Year 2002
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
02-131 Alternatives to Standard Application, Meal Count
Final rule on alternatives to standard application and meal counting procedures (provisions 1, 2, and 3) and provision 2 guidance
December 2002
02-122 Adults in the National School Lunch Program
Eligibility criteria for adults to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), clarifies when adults in the Even Start Literacy Program are eligible to participate in the NSLP
September 2002
02-120 Exemptions to the Standard Lunch Period August 2002
02-114 Meal Eligibility of Homeless Children
Updated guidance for documenting the free and reduced-price meal eligibility of homeless children
June 2002
02-109 Late Payment Charges and Allowable Costs
Late payment charges and allowable costs to child nutrition accounts
May 2002
02-104 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications
Submission of free and reduced-price meal applications by all households
May 2002
Calendar Year 2001
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
Calendar Year 2000
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
00-122 Procurement Through State Master Agreements
Information about procurement services available to school districts and County Offices of Education
December 2000
00-110 Establishing Eligibility for Free Meals
Provides clarification regarding the use of EBT, TANF, and Food Stamp Program case numbers to establish eligibility for free meals in all child nutrition programs
October 2000
00-103 Record Retention Requirements
Clarifies the recordkeeping requirements for schools implementing either of the special assistance certification and claiming alternatives, Provision 2 or Provision 3
February 2000
00-102 Direct Certification, Final Rule
Disseminates the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), final ruling on direct certification
February 2000

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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 3, 2024
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