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The Statewide Financial System (SFS) will not be processing payments from September 24, 2015 until mid October. Claims may be entered, but payments will not be made until SFS has finished its upgrades. Thank you for you patience.

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New Items Gov. Cuomo Announces $350,000 in Funding Available to Increase Use of Locally Grown Foods in Schools
Income Verification (9/15)
FY 2015 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants (9/15)
Direct Certification Memo and Instructions (8/15)Direct Certification Memo and Instructions (8/15)
July SNAP and Medicaid data is now available for the Direct Certification Matching Process.
DCMP Mandatory Reporting Memo (8/15)
Professional Standards Training Requirements (8/15)
2014-2015 Analysis of Cash Resources Report New DUE DATE SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 for all Nonpublic Schools, Charter Schools, RCCIs and Jails (8/15)
FFVP Grant Awards 2015-2016 (7/15)
2015 - 2016 New SFA and RA Application Process (7/15)2015 - 2016 New SFA and RA Application Process (7/15)
The application and all other required documents must be scanned and emailed to, faxed or mailed to the Child Nutrition Office with the subject line New SFA or RA application.
2015-2016 Adult Selling Prices (7/15)
2015-2016 Reimbursement Rates (7/15)
Professional Hiring Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel (7/15)
2015-2016 Policy Booklet Memo (7/15)
2015-2016 Annual Renewal Instructions (6/15)
2015-2016 Paid Lunch Equity (6/15)
Professional Standards - Final Rule (6/15)
Whole Grain Rich Exemption (3/15)
Appeal Procedures - National School Lunch Program (5/15)
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant 2015-2016
2015-2016 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Application and Instructions (4/15)
2015-2016 Breakfast Regulations and Exemption Requests Memo (4/15)
Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender During Child Nutrition Program Meal Service (4/15)
2015-2016 PLE Exemption Request
Eligibility of Universal Pre-K
Smoothies Offered in the Child Nutrition Program (3/15)
Update on Display Case Orders (3/15)
Free Team Nutrition Resources (1/15)
Update on Display Case Orders (1/15)
REVISED Single Permanent Agreement (11/14)
Single Permanent Agreement
USDA Foods OGS Memo (9/14)
NFSMI Financial Management Info System (8/14)
And Justice For All Memo (7/14)
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request a form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.  20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at


Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities, may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).


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