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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
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Required Application Process for Participation in the After-School Care Program (Snack) and Extended Day Snack Program

To ensure continued integrity in the Child Nutrition Programs, the New York State Education Department (SED) is requiring all School Food Authorities (SFAs) opting to participate in the After-School Snack Program or an Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Program during the 2017-18 school year to complete a Program Addition Application.  Even if your SFA has had prior approval in past years to serve snacks in an After-School Snack Program or an Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Program, you must re-apply for the 2017-18 school year.  

To be eligible to receive reimbursement for snacks you serve, your program must fall within the guidelines for participation in either the Afterschool Care Program or Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Schools.

Applications must be submitted prior to your snack program start date.  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 sent to your SFA.  Meals served prior to the approval date are not eligible for reimbursement.

To apply for the After-School Snack Program or an Extended Day/Expanded Learning Time Program, request an application at – put Snack Program Addition in the subject line.

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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