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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors
From: 
Summer Food Service Program Office
Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Subject: 
2018 Summer Food Service Program Sponsors to be Reviewed

The New York State Education Department (SED) review process is required by Part 7 CFR, Section 225 of the Federal regulations for sponsors administering the SFSP. The objective of the review process is to ensure program compliance through the evaluation of the sponsor’s program operations by observing site operations and conducting a fiscal audit of the SFSP administration. SED reviews all SFSP sponsors a minimum of once every three years. The list of experienced sponsors to be reviewed can be accessed from the following link 2018 Sponsors to be Reviewed. All new sponsoring organizations will also be reviewed by SED in 2018.

Please note that SED reserves the right to conduct additional reviews, either announced or unannounced, for any irregularities and/or to verify corrective action was completed and applied to all sites under the jurisdiction of the sponsor, as appropriate.

Sponsor records shall be retained for a period of three years after submission of the final Claim for Reimbursement for the fiscal year to which they pertain, except that if audit findings have not been resolved, the records shall be retained beyond the three year period as long as required for resolution of the issues raised by the audit.  These records must be readily retrievable or immediately available upon request.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click here for Nondiscrimination Statement translations.

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