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Final Rule: Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Food and Nutrition Service amended the regulations of the Summer Food Service Program in September 2022 to strengthen program integrity and streamline program administration. The final rule codifies changes 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.
The USDA has released the Reimbursement and Cash in Lieu Rates for 22-23. Rates are effective beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
The ongoing infant formula shortage due to supply chain issues, which worsened due to a major formula recall in February 2022, has left many CACFP operators concerned about access to formula and their options for safely feeding infants in their care. Food and Nutrition Service has developed the following Questions and Answers to support CACFP operators and their families during the infant formula shortage.
Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data by Visual Observation and Identification in CACFP– Questions and Answers
This memorandum provides clarification on questions
related to the collection of race or ethnicity data now that
visual identification of race and ethnicity is no longer an
allowable practice in the Summer Food Service Program
(SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program
FNS is offering a suite of operational flexibilities that will be available to child nutrition programs for summer 2022 and school year 2022-23.