Summer Food Programs (SSO & SFSP)

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Two summer food programs are administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, and within Vermont by the Agency of Education’s Child Nutrition Programs.

Seamless Summer Option (SSO) - School Food Authorities participating in the NSLP or SBP are eligible to apply for the Seamless Summer Option. The same NSLP and SBP rules apply for meal service. Meals served are reimbursed at the NSLP and/or SBP “free” rates.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - Public or private non-profit schools, local, municipal, county, tribal or state government, private non-profits, public or private non-profit camps, and private or non-profit universities or colleges can serve as Summer Food Service Program sponsors. Sponsors must be able to provide a capable staff, managerial skills, and food service capabilities. A sponsor may provide its own meals, purchase meals through an agreement with an area school, or contract for meals with a food vendor.

Memos

Press Release 2016

USDA Memos:

Trainings

Best Practices

Mobile Feeding Resources

SFSP Intent To Participate (Due April 15th)

Existing Sponsor Statement of Intent

New Sponsors:

SFSP Agreements

Requesting USDA Foods or Advances – DUE MAY 1, 2016
All Others – DUE MAY 16, 2016

Online Agreements

Checklist Forms

SFSP Operational Materials

Rates

Meal Patterns

Staff Training Certification

Eligibility Documentation:

SFSP Pre-operational (New Site) Monitoring

First Week Monitoring

Family Income Application

Ethnic & Racial Data Collection

Within 4 Weeks Monitoring:

Request for Field Trip Approval

Request for Meal Pattern Exception

Request for Unitized Meal Exception

Pricing Agreement

Agreement for SFA to Provide Food Service

Request to School for Data

SFSP Meal Production Records:

SFSP Daily Meal Count Sheets:

Applicant Appeal Policy

Race Ethnicity by County

USDA Resources

Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Seamless Summer Option (SSO) - School Food Authorities participating in the NSLP or SBP are eligible to apply for the Seamless Summer Option. The same NSLP and SBP rules apply for meal service. Meals served are reimbursed at the NSLP and/or SBP “free” rates.

Comparison of SSO to SFSP

Due June 1st:

Operational Materials:


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Questions?

Nancy Lewis at nancy.lewis@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1207

Page Last Updated on January 22, 2016