Special Nutrition Programs

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CACFP Memos

2007 Policy Memos

  • CACFP 07-01: Approval Dates and Claiming Reimbursement
  • CACFP 07-02: Determining Creditability of Breakfast Cereals for Child Nutrition Programs
  • CACFP 07-03: Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Data
  • CACFP 07-04: Documentation of Area Eligibility
  • CACFP 07-05: FNS Instruction 113-1, Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement
  • CACFP 07-06: Documenting Area Eligibility for Day Care Homes
  • CACFP 07-07: Federal Regulations 2007 (actual regulations are here)
  • CACFP 07-08: Income Eligibility Guidelines
  • CACFP 07-08a: Income Eligibility Applications
  • CACFP 07-09: Retroactive Reimbursement for Day Care Homes
  • CACFP 07-09a: Retroactive Reimbursement for Day Care Homes-Revised
  • CACFP 07-10: Child And Adult Care Food Program Reimbursement Rates

2006 Policy Memos

  • CACFP 06-01: Questions and Answers on the Serious Deficiency Process in the Child and Adult Food Program
  • CACFP 06-02: Procurement Questions in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • CACFP 06-04: Age Limits for Children Receiving Meals in Emergency Shelters
  • CACFP 06-05: Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations
  • CACFP 06-06: Income Eligibility Guidelines & Income Eligibility Applications
  • CACFP 06-07: Enrollment Forms
  • CACFP 06-08: Reimbursement Rates
  • CACFP 06-09: Administrative Reimbursement for Non-Claiming Homes
  • CACFP 06-10: U.S. Armed Forces Family Supplemental Subsistence Allowance-Excluded from Income Consideration

2005 Policy Memos

  • CACFP 05-01: Institutions, Responsible Principals & Day Care Home Providers Terminated from Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • CACFP 05-02: Meal Pattern Requirements for Infants 8 through 11 Months in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • CACFP 05-03: Clarification on Acceptable Infant Formulas
  • CACFP 05-04: Use of Enrollment Data for Establishing Claiming Percentages and Determining the Eligibility of Proprietary Centers
  • CACFP 05-05: Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Data
  • CACFP 05-06: Advisory on Cheese Product Creditability
  • CACFP 05-07: Provider Agreements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • CACFP 05-08: Income Eligibility Guidelines & Income Eligibility Applications
  • CACFP 05-09: Child And Adult Care Food Program Reimbursement Rates
  • CACFP 05-10: Documenting Reasons for Block Claims by Child Care Centers and Day Care Homes

2004 Policy Memos

  • CACFP 04-01: Staff Assignments/Responsibilities
  • CACFP 04-02: Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations
  • CACFP 04-03: Specific Prior Written Approval
  • CACFP 04-04: Extension of For-Profit Center Eligibility
  • CACFP 04-06: Treatment of the Shared Maintenance Fee for Food Bank Donations
  • CACFP 04-07: Sponsor Monitoring Requirements in the CACFP Program
  • CACFP 04-09: Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value – Water Ice and Soda Water
  • CACFP 04-10: Revised List of Iron-fortified Infant Formulas Which Do Not Require A Medical Statement in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • CACFP 04-11: Continuing Resolution
  • CACFP 04-12: Adult Income Eligibility Guidelines
  • CACFP 04-13: Income Eligibility Guidelines for 2004-2005
  • CACFP 04-14: For-Profit Center Eligibility in the CACFP – Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo CACFP 1
  • CACFP 04-15: Exclusion of the Housing Allowance for Military Households in Privatized Housing – Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo CN 1
  • CACFP 04-16: Medicare Prescription Drug Card
  • CACFP 04-17: Duration of Tiering Status for Family Day Care Homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program – Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo CACFP 2
  • CACFP 04-18: Changes in Reporting the Free, Reduced, and Denied Classifications
  • CACFP 04-19: Child And Adult Care Food Program Reimbursement Rates
  • CACFP 04-20: Provider Agreements in the Child & Adult Care Food Program
  • CACFP 04-21: Age Limits in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Reauthorization 2004 Implementation Memo CACFP 5
  • CACFP 04-22: Re-issuance of Policy on Limited Disclosure of Children’s Eligibility Information to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  • CACFP 04-23: Implementation Guidance for Independent Centers:2nd Interim CACFP Management Improvement Rule, September 1, 2004
  • CACFP 04-24: Implementation Guidance for Sponsoring Organizations of Family Day Care Homes and Centers:2nd Interim CACFP Management Improvement Rule, September 1, 2004

2003 Policy Memos

  • CACFP 03-01 Certification Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs (Policy No. 226.06.32)
  • CACFP 03-02 Baby Fruits or Vegetables with DHA
  • CACFP 03-03 Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Data
  • CACFP 03-04 For-Profit Center Eligibility ---Update for FY 2003
  • CACFP 03-05 Military Families and Eligibility in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • CACFP 03-06 Implementation of Interim Rule: Monitor Staffing Standards in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) [(§§226.16)(b)(1), 226.6 (b)(18), and 226.6 (f)(2)]
  • CACFP 03-07 Family Size and Income Determination in the Child Nutrition Programs for Certain Military Families (CACFP 226.23-20; SFSP 225.06-33)
  • CACFP 03-08 Income Eligibility Guidelines & Income Eligibility Applications
  • CACFP 03-09 Reimbursement for Parent-provided Formula
  • CACFP 03-12 Review Requirements for At-Risk Afterschool Care Centers (CACFP 226.19-11)
  • CACFP 03-13 Effects of Busing on Area Eligibility in the CACFP, SFSP, and NSLP Programs (226.19-12;SFSP 225.06-37; NSLP 245.03-16)
  • CACFP 03-14 Pasteurized Juice
  • CACFP 03-16 Applicability of FNS Instruction 788-16 to Multi-State Proprietary CACFP Sponsors
  • CACFP 03-17 Cash in Lieu of Commodity Rate
  • CACFP 03-19 Eligibility Status of For-Profit Centers After September 30, 2003
  • CACFP 03-20 Continuing Resolution
  • CACFP 03-21 CACFP Institution Training for 2003 – 2004
  • CACFP 03-23 Institutions and Responsible Principals & Day Care Home Providers Terminated from Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

2002 Policy Memos

  • CACFP 02-01 Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Data
  • CACFP 02-02 CACFP Institution Training for 2002
  • CACFP 02-03 Temporary Exception for Military Dependents in Residential Care
  • CACFP 02-04 CACFP Participation of Day Care Homes Licensed as Centers
  • CACFP 02-05 Documentation of Training (Policy 226.15-10)
  • CACFP 02-06 Buy American Provision
  • CACFP 02-07 Participation of Family Day Care Homes
  • CACFP 02-08 Policy Memos (about Day Cares)
  • CACFP 02-09Policy Memos (procurement)
  • CACFP 02-10 Licensing/Approval in Family and Group Day Care Homes
  • CACFP 02-11 Outside School Hours Care Centers
  • CACFP 02-12 Questionable Foods in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • CACFP 02-13 Crediting Fruit and Veg. Juice Combination in the Infant Meal Pattern
  • CACFP 02-14 CACFP Policy Memoranda,
  • CACFP 02-15 Cheese Substitutes, 226:20-14 and Credititng of Soy Butter as a Meat/Meat Alternate in Child Nutrition Programs, 226:20-15
  • CACFP 02-16 Potential Health Hazards of Commodity Honey and Infant Botulism
  • CACFP 02-17 Changes to Free and Reduced Price Applications in CACFP & SFSP
  • CACFP 02-18 Documentation of Free Meal Eligibility for Homeless Children and Adults
  • CACFP 02-19 Automatic Eligibility of State-Funded, Pre-Kindergarten Participatns for Free Meals in CACFP, SLP & SBP
  • CACFP 02-20 Categorical Eligibility of Pre-Kindergarten Even Start Participatns for Free Meal Benefits (Operational Guidance for Categorical Eligibility)
  • CACFP 02-21 Implementation of Public Law 105-336: Program Licensing Req
  • CACFP 02-22 Implementation of Public Law 105-336: Rounding of Reimb. Rates
  • CACFP 02-23 Implementation of Public Law 105-336: Afterschool "At Risk" Pgm
  • CACFP 02-24 Automatic Eligibility for Free Meals in the CACFP for Participants in the Head Start Program
  • CACFP 02-25 Definition of "Providers' Own Child" in the CACFP
  • CACFP 02-26 Reviews of Outside-School-Hours Care Centers
  • CACFP 02-27 Documentation of Free Meal Eligibility for Homeless Child and Adults
  • CACFP 02-28 Use of Proxy in the
  • CACFP 02-29 Use of Stop Payment In the CACFP
  • CACFP 02-30 Summer Food Service Program
  • CACFP 02-31 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
  • CACFP 02-32 Obligation of Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes to Offer Infant Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (226.20-25)
  • CACFP 02-33 Income Eligibility
  • CACFP 02-34/SFSP 02-11 Child Nutrition Programs - Income Eligibility Guidelines
  • CACFP 02-35 Child and Adult Care Food Program Reimbursement Rates
  • CACFP 02-36 Revised Federal Regulations (large file ~660 Kb)
  • CACFP 02-37 Policy Memoranda 226.23-19; 225.06-31: Treatment of Military Housing Allowance for Families in "Privatized Housing" for Purposes of Determining Eligibility in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • CACFP 02-38 CACFP
  • CACFP 02-39 Update on Iron-Fortified
  • CACFP 02-40 Update on For-Profit Center Eligibility
  • CACFP 02-41 Policy CACFP 226.07-03 Questions and Answers on FNS Instruction 796-2, Revision 3, Financial Management-CACFP

2001 Policy Memos

2000 Policy Memos

SFSP Memos

2007 Policy Memos

1998- 2006 Policy Memos

Section 225.06 - Program Assistance to Sponsors

  • 225-06-03: Waiver of Site Limits for Private Nonprofit Sponsors
  • 225-06-04: Meal service to On-Track Students at Year-round sites
  • 225-06-05: Automatic Eligibility of Children from Families assistance under the State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 225-06-06: Changes to Summer Food Service
  • 225-06-07: Certifying Eligibility of Sites Serving Migrant Children
  • 225-06-08: Welfare Reform Advisory Memo
  • 225-06-09: Changes to Applications for Waivers in CNP
  • 225-06-10: Elimination of 4th Meal in SFSP
  • 225-06-12: Certifying Eligibility Of NYSP Sites to participate in SFSP
  • 225-06-15: Mobile Feeding Sites in Rural Areas
  • 225-06-16: Certifying Eligibility of Sites Serving American Indian or Alaska Native Children
  • 225-06-19: Participation of Emergency Shelters Serving Homeless
  • 225-06-21: Eligibility of Kosovar Refugees for the Special Nutrition Programs
  • 225-06-22: Categorical Eligibility of Pre-kindergarten Even Start Participants of Free Meal Benefits
  • 225-06-23: Categorical Eligibility of Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act Participants in the SFSP
  • 225-06-25: Family Size and Income Determination for Military Families
  • 225-06-31: Treatment of Military Housing for Families and "Privatized Housing" for Purposes of Determining Eligibility
  • 225-06-32: Waiver for Closed Enrolled Sites - Expanded Eligibility Criteria
  • 225-06-33: Family Size & Income Determination
  • 225-06-36: Categorical Eligibility for Upward Bound Sites for FY 2003 Q & A
  • 225-06-37: Busing on Area Eligibility in the CACFP, SFSP, And NLSP

Section 225.07 - Program Monitoring and Assistance

  • 225-07-01: Availability of School and Census Eligibility Data
  • 225-07-06: Methods of Minimizing Food Waste at SFSP Sites

Section 225.08 - Records and Reports

Section 225.09 - Program Assistance to Sponsors

  • 225-09-02: SFSP Authority for Sponsors to Combine Claims for Reimbursement

Section 225.14 - Requirements for Sponsor Participation

  • 225-14-01: Changes to Free & Reduced-Price Applications in CACFP & SFSP

Section 225.15 - Management Responsibilities of Sponsors

  • 225-15-01: Limited Disclosure of Children's Free & Reduced Price Meal or Free Milk Eligibility Information
  • 225-15-02: Automatic Eligibility for Free Meals in SFSP for Participants and Head Start
  • 225-15-04: Requirement for First-Week Visits in SFSP
  • 225-15-05: State Medicaid Program and State Children's Health Insurance Program Limited Disclosure of Children's Free & Reduced-Price Meal
  • 225-15-06: Requirements for First-Week Visits in SFSP Non-School Sponsors

Section 225.16 - Meal Service Requirements

  • 225-16-01: Meal Service
  • 225-16-03: Clarification of Industry Use of Grains/Bread Instructions
  • 225-16-04: Information on Cheese Substitutes
  • 225-16-05: Crediting of Grain/Bread in the Child Nutrition Programs
  • 225-16-06: The Grain/Bread Requirements as Outlined in the Food and Nutrition Service Instruction 783-1, REV. 2
  • 225-16-07: Crediting of Soy Butter as a Meat/Alternate in Child Nutrition Programs
  • 225-16-08: Grain/Bread Requirements Equivalencies for Child Nutrition Programs
  • 225-16-09: Clarification of Crediting of Enriched or Whole Grain Meal and/or Flour when used as ingredients or as side dishes or cereals
  • 225-16-10: Time Restrictions for Meal Service at Migrant Sites
  • 225-16-11: Supper Meal Service
  • 225-16-12: Potential Hazards of Commodity Honey & Infant Botulism
  • 225-16-13: Flexibility of Time Restrictions on Meal Service
  • 225-16-14: Time Restrictions on Breakfast Meal Service
  • 225-16-15: Clarification of Information on Iron-fortified Infant Formulas 
  • 225-16-16: Rescinded - Revised List of Iron Fortified Formulas
  • 225-16-17: Pasteurized Juice
  • 225-16-18: Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value-Water Ice and Soda

Section 225.17 - Procurement Standards

  • 225-17-01: State Agency Procurement with the National Food Service Management Institute
  • 225-17-02: Small Resources Farmers and Gleaning
  • 225-17-03: Procurements under Federal Grants
  • 225-17-04: Buy American Requirement
  • 225-17-05: Contracting with Small & Minority Firms
  • 225-17-06: Types of Procurement Instruments
  • 225-17-07: Debarment & Suspension Procedures
  • 225-17-08: Responsibilities of the Child Nutrition Programs in Debarment & Suspension 
  • 225-17-09: Debarment and Suspension (Questions and Answers)
  • 225-17-10: Federal Non-Procurement/Suspension and Debarment Waiver Procedures
  • 225-17-11: Allowability of Costs for Program Incentive Items
  • 225-17-12: Answers to Questions About Property Rights When Purchasing Software