THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
To ensure continued integrity in the Child Nutrition Programs, the New York State Education Department (SED) is requiring all School Food Authorities (SFAs) opting to participate in the After-School Snack Program or an Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Program during the 2017-18 school year to complete a Program Addition Application. Even if your SFA has had prior approval in past years to serve snacks in an After-School Snack Program or an Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Program, you must re-apply for the 2017-18 school year.
To be eligible to receive reimbursement for snacks you serve, your program must fall within the guidelines for participation in either the Afterschool Care Program or Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Schools.
Applications must be submitted prior to your snack program start date. Only complete and eligible applications will be considered. Incomplete, and/or ineligible applications will be returned and not considered. A written notification of application approvals/denials will be sent to your SFA. Meals served prior to the approval date are not eligible for reimbursement.
To apply for the After-School Snack Program or an Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Program, request an application at firstname.lastname@example.org – put Snack Program Addition in the subject line.
The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program focus on improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children. Our goal for all Child Nutrition Programs is to increase awareness of and participation in these programs while promoting program integrity. Our intent is to provide you with any assistance that will enable you to continue to offer program benefits to the community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (518) 473-8781.