School Breakfast Program
**IMPORTANT NOTICE - NEW SUMISSION PROCESS**
As required by Section 389 of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 1993 and Chapters 614 and 615 of the New York State (NYS) Laws of 1993, certain public schools must implement a School Breakfast Program (SBP) or seek an exemption annually. The Breakfast Exemption submission deadline has been extended to September 1, 2022, for the 2022-23 School Year.
*This is a consolidated list of information available on the website regarding program operations for school year 2022-2023 Program operations. Recent updates will be noted by the asterisk (*).
Waivers Available for the 2022-2023 SY
The New York State Education Department has received State-level waiver authority from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve the following flexibilities that School Food Authorities (SFA) may need to respond and recover from the COVID 19 pandemic during the 2022-2023 school year. These flexibilities should be used only for the duration and extent that they are needed. All waivers will expire on June 30, 2023.
This memorandum announces the income eligibility guidelines for the 2022-2023 school year and provides each School Food Authority (SFA) with the forms and guidance needed to process applications for free and reduced-price meals and/or milk. This memorandum supersedes the previously issued NYSED Policy Booklet.
This memorandum provides School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the federal Child Nutrition Programs with clarification regarding student eligibility carryover in the 2022-2023 School Year (SY).
On May 20, the J. M.
The attached memorandum includes the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) complaint processing policy update related to program complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will distribute $59,455,807 in Supply Chain Assistance Funds (SCA) directly to eligible School Food Authorities (SFAs) to address supply chain disruptions brought on by the pandemic and support the purchase of food for school meals. These funds are made available through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.