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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
Friday, March 10, 2023
Guidance on Performance Standards, Budgets, and Management Plans in the SFSP

On September 19, 2022, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the Final Rule: Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the SFSP. The rule amended Summer Food Service (SFSP) regulations to strengthen program integrity by clarifying, simplifying, and streamlining program administration to facilitate compliance with program requirements. Through the rule, USDA codified changes to the regulations that will simplify the application process, enhance monitoring requirements, clarify existing requirements, and provide more discretion at the State agency level to manage program operations. Compliance with the provisions of this rule, which became effective in October 2022, must begin by May 1, 2023 (except for those State agencies which have an approved waiver for implementation by January 1, 2024). The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for State agencies and program operators on aspects of the final rule that aligned the SFSP with other Child Nutrition Programs: performance standards, budgets, and management plans. 

Guidance on Performance Standards, Budgets, and Management Plans in the Summer Food Service Program (

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