Summer Food Service Program Component
The Summer Food Service Program provides sponsoring agencies reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks at sites that meet eligibility requirements when school is not in session. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the program at the national and regional levels. In Ohio, child nutrition programs are administered by the Ohio Department of Education.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Public or private nonprofit school food authorities;
- Public or private nonprofit summer camps;
- Units of local, municipal, county, tribal or State governments;
- Public or private colleges or universities which are currently participating in the National Youth Sports and Precollege Programs; and
- Private nonprofit organizations (special considerations and restriction apply).
Amount of Funds Available:
The SFSP is a reimbursement program. The actual amount earned by a sponsor is based on the number of meals served, by type, and in some cases, the individual eligibility of the child served.
Information about Summer Food Service Program Component
Administering the Program
Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System (CRRS)
System used by schools and community agencies enrolled in USDA Child Nutrition Programs through ODE to submit required data and apply for meal reimbursements.
Current food procurement templates are available in the Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System. Go to "Applications", then "Download forms".
Guidance, Handbooks, Regulations, and Policy Memorandums
For the most recent guidance and resources, handbooks
, policy memos
, and regulation updates
on the Summer Food Service Program, visit the USDA Food Nutrition Service
websites linked above.
Ohio Policy Memorandums:
Marketing, Outreach and Tools
The ODE is in the process of requesting a USDA waiver to reinstate flexibilities for Summer Food Service Program sponsors on first-week site visits, allowable meal times, and area eligibility for closed-enrolled sites.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Last Modified: 3/14/2019 11:17:28 AM