THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
Attached are Revised Questions and Answers related to the Food and Nutrition Service prototype 6 Cents Certification Tool. Please note that the only revision made to the Q&As is in question 14. USDA has received several questions about this Q&A and has added information to make a more complete answer.
Under section 201 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, an additional reimbursement of 6 cents per lunch is available for school food authorities certified to be in compliance with the new school meal patterns. The 6 cents certification tool will be used to certify school food authorities to receive the 6 cents performance-based reimbursement. The attached Questions and Answers reflect questions USDA has received and provides additional information on using the tool.
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