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Child Nutrition Programs Application Submission Process

Application Type New School Food Authority (SFA)

New Recipient Agency (RA)

Add Program to SFA/RA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
Application Submission Period(s) April 1 - June 30

Period 1:

April 1 - June 30

Period 2:

December 1 - February 1

On-going April 1 - June 30 Spring (April/May)
How to Apply Submit the New Application Request Form 

Refer to the Child Nutrition website for further requirements or contact the Child Nutrition Program Office at:

(518) 473-8781.


Application Type

New Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsor

Application Submission Period(s)

February 1 - May 1

Potential new SFSP sponsors must attend training to be eligible for participation

How to Apply

Submit the New Sponsor Application Request Form

Organizations within the New York City Area should contact the New York City Department of Education Office of School Food Service at 1-718-707-4371 to inquire about becoming a site.

SFSP regulations require that the State agency use the following priority system in approving applicants to operate sites that propose to serve the same area or the same enrolled children:
(i) Public or nonprofit private school food authorities;
(ii) Public agencies and private nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated successful program performance in a prior year;
(iii) New public agencies; and
(iv) New private nonprofit organization

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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