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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

Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Thursday, May 19, 2022
2022 SFSP Eligibility for Open and Closed Enrolled Sites


In SY 2021-2022, schools participating in SSO did not collect free and reduced price applications and instead served all students free meals due to the impacts of COVID-19. As a result, schools do not have complete free and reduced price eligibility information to make area eligibility determinations for summer 2022. Therefore, FNS is offering two additional data options that sites may use to qualify as area eligible for summer 2022. Both options are available to Program operators as applicable, including SFAs and non-SFAs, who wish to use school data to make area eligibility determinations. The eligibility data used must be reflective of the population being served at the site. 

For detailed instructions on entering eligibility in CNMS click HERE




Eligibility Period

CNMS Eligibility Screen

2021-22 SED Data



2021-22 CEP Data

SFA collected and certified  current 21-22 school year (SY) eligibility data (income applications & DCMP)


2021-22 CEP List

5 years




5 years

Enter RA LEA, month, enrollment and eligibles




Enter RA LEA code

2019-20 SED Data

2019-20 SED List

3 years

Enter RA LEA code

Census Data

Area Eligibility Mapper

5 years

Enter census block code


Contact SFSP Representative

1 year

Entered by SFSP staff

**Above may be used to qualify closed enrolled sites in a needy area for ONE YEAR.

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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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