If a School Food Authority (SFA) is continuing to start their academic calendars before August 17
by offering distance learning, the SFA has begun their school year. The SFA is eligible for provide meals to all distance learners through the
National School Lunch Program only.
- The SFA is not eligible to operate the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)/National School Lunch Program Summer Seamless Option (SSO).
- Under NSLP, meals must be counted and claimed by the appropriate meal benefits (free, reduced, paid). Please note, schools are to allow a 30 day rollover for meal benefits.
If a School Food Authority is delaying the start of their academic calendar and not offering any type of learning before August 17
, the SFA is still able to serve meals through the SFSP/SSO.
- Currently approved sites for SFSP/SSO may extend their current end date in CNPWeb and offer SFSP/SSO meals in August up until the school year begins.
- Sites that have not been approved to operate SFSP/SSO for this summer operation may apply for SFSP for the purpose of offering meals during the delay of starting school.