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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

Food Service Directors, Superintendents, Chief Executive Officer, School Business Officials, Nonpublic Sponsors, Charter Schools, Executive Directors, County Sheriffs, and Business Administrators of the NSLP and SBP
Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Program Addition Application Process

Program Addition Application Process

  • To add a Program (Breakfast, Lunch, Extended Day Snack, Afterschool Snack, Milk), request an application at - put Program Addition Application in the subject line
  • Meet all Program requirements

Program Addition Submission Deadline

  • Enrollment is on-going

Program Addition Approval

  • Only complete and eligible applications will be considered. Incomplete, and/or ineligible applications will be returned and not considered.
  • A written notification of application approvals/denials will be mailed to your SFA.

Claiming Reimbursement

  • Meals served prior to the approval date are not eligible for reimbursement.


If you serve any non-school-aged children, please review the information at the following links for regulations, policy and guidance regarding nursery schools, child care and pre-kindergarten: and is external).

Prospective organizations that are not approved during the school year in which they apply can re-apply for the next school year. Consideration should be given to working with another experienced SFA, in good standing, and become an RA to ensure nutritious meals are provided to children that may otherwise not have access to food. 

The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program focus on improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children.  Our goal for all Child Nutrition Programs is to increase awareness of and participation in these programs while promoting program integrity.  Our intent is to provide you with any assistance that will enable you to continue to offer program benefits to the community.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (518) 473-8781.

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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