SDE: School Nutrition Operational Memos 2017

School Nutrition Operational Memos 2017


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The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) operational memoranda contain important information regarding federal and state requirements and implementation guidance for the operation of the USDA school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), and Special Milk Program (SMP).
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2017 CSDE MEMOS • OCTOBER 1, 2016 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
OM 1-17 Application and Other Household Materials for Limited English Proficient Households
OM 2-17 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Timing of State Grant Payments and State Match Payments
  • 2017 State Match Advances Payment Schedule (PDF)
  • OM 3-17 Schedule for Submission of Online Reimbursement Claim Data
    OM 4-17 Guidance on Unpaid Meal Charges and Collection of Delinquent Meal Payments
    OM 5-17 New Process to Submit 2017-18 Healthy Food Certification (HFC) Statement
    OM 6-17 Interschool Agreements for School Year 2017-18
  • Interschool Agreement Full-service (PDF)
  • Interschool Agreement Full-service (DOC)
  • Interschool Agreement Recipient Site Vended (PDF)
  • Interschool Agreement Recipient Site Vended (DOC)
  • OM 7-17 Reporting Annual Income on Applications for School Meals
    OM 8-17 Update on the Direct Certification Process and Medicaid
  • Important Points for Direct Certification with Medicaid (PDF)
  • Steps to Consider When Working with POS Software Companies (PDF)
  • OM 9-17 Important Updates for Sponsor and School Information Including Changes for Private Schools
    OM 10-17 State Matching Payment
  • 2016-17 State Match Final Payment (PDF)
  • OM 11-17 Overview of Available Free and Reduced-price Application Materials; Information for the Implementation of Free/Reduced-price Meals and Free Milk Benefits for SY 2017-18; and Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEG) for July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
    OM 12-17 Direct Certification and Foster Children
  • Guidance on the Implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act Provisions
    Regarding Foster Children
    (PDF)
  • OM 13-17 Requirements for Meal Modifications in the School Nutrition Programs
    OM 14-17 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods Administrative Fees
    OM 15-17 Rates of Reimbursement for School Year July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
    2017 USDA MEMOS • OCTOBER 1, 2016 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

    Memo numbers are not sequential because this section only includes USDA memos that apply to school nutrition programs. USDA memos for state agencies or other programs are not listed, but are available on the USDA's School Meals Policy Web page.

    SP 04-17 Model Functional Requirements for State and Local Information Technology Systems
    SP 05-17 Q&A: Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services
    SP 06-17 FFVP: Funding Allocation Distribution
    SP 08-17 Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs
    SP 09-17 2017 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option
    SP 10-17 Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers – Revised
    SP 11-17v2 Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2017-2018 Calculations and Revised Tool
    SP 13-17 Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2015-2016
    SP 14-17 Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Meal Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat with Q & As
    SP 15-17 Flexibility for the Target 2 Sodium Requirements for School Year 2017-2018
    SP 17-17 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2017-18
    SP 19-17 Reporting Annual Income on School Meal Applications
    SP 20-17 Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements
    SP 23-17 Unpaid Meal Charges: Guidance and Q & A
    SP 24-17 Local School Wellness Policy: Guidance and Q&As
    SP 26-17 Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As
    SP 29-17 2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools
    SP 30-17 Transition Period for the Updated CACFP Meal Patterns and the Updated NSLP and SBP Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns
    SP 32-17 School Meal Flexibilities for SY 2017-18
    SP 33-17 State Agency Food Safety Inspections Report for SY 2016-17
    SP 36-17 2017 Edition of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals
    SP 37-17 Flexibility for Co-Mingled Preschool Meals: Questions and Answers
    SP 38-17 Compliance with and Enforcement of the Buy American Provision in the NSLP
    SP 40-17 2017 Edition of Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs
    CONTACT: CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
    Connecticut State Department of Education
    Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
    Child Nutrition Programs
    450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
    Hartford, CT 06103-1841
    Phone: 860-807-2050
    Fax: 860-807-2127


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