THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (the Act) (P.L. 117-328). The Act included significant policy changes for Child Nutrition Programs, including the authorization of a permanent, non-congregate meal service through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for rural areas with no congregate meal service.
FNS anticipates that the Summer EBT and Rural Non-congregate Summer Meals Option Interim Final Rule (IFR) will be published in late December 2023. In anticipation of IFR publication, FNS plans to host an implementation webinar for Summer Meals Sponsoring Organizations and Program Operators on Non-Congregate Summer Meal Service for Rural Areas on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 2 to 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
Registration is available here.
This webinar will include time for questions and answers from the audience. This webinar will be recorded and made available on the FNS website at a later date. All registrants will receive an email once webinar recordings are available, and an announcement will also be sent via PartnerWeb.