School Breakfast Program
As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households up to $30/month (or $75/month for households living on Tribal lands) toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
Adult Selling Prices
Schools that receive regular reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.37 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal.
Schools that receive severe need reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.78 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal.
Schools that receive under 60% plus the additional PBR* ($4.4699) for lunch must charge a minimum of $4.90 plus tax for an adult lunch.
The Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022 (KKFA), which President Biden signed into law on June 25, 2022, provides additional support and resources to help Child Nutrition Program (CN) operators continue to serve healthy meals to children during this challenging time.
While KKFA does not extend the broader waiver authority or the resources that would allow USDA to extend the full range of flexibilities currently in place—most notably the ability to serve all meals for free—it is a critical step forward.
As required by Section 389 of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 1993 and Chapters 614 and 615 of the New York State (NYS) Laws of 1993, certain public schools must implement a School Breakfast Program (SBP) or seek an exemption annually.
*This is a consolidated list of information available on the website regarding program operations for school year 2022-2023 Program operations. Recent updates will be noted by the asterisk (*).
Waivers Available for the 2022-2023 SY
The New York State Education Department has received State-level waiver authority from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve the following flexibilities that School Food Authorities (SFA) may need to respond and recover from the COVID 19 pandemic during the 2022-2023 school year. These flexibilities should be used only for the duration and extent that they are needed. All waivers will expire on June 30, 2023.
This memorandum announces the income eligibility guidelines for the 2023-2024 school year and provides each School Food Authority (SFA) with the forms and guidance needed to process applications for free and reduced-price meals and/or milk. This memorandum supersedes the previously issued New York State Education Department (NYSED) Policy Booklet.
This memorandum provides School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the federal Child Nutrition Programs with clarification regarding student eligibility carryover in the 2022-2023 School Year (SY).
On May 20, the J. M.