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DC Free Summer Meals Program Application and Supplemental Information

Thank you for your interest in applying to the DC Summer Meals Program. In an effort to streamline the annual application process for federal Child Nutrition Programs (CNP), the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Health & Wellness is pleased to announce the development of Orchard. Effective with fiscal year 20 a new web-based application has been developed to support online submissions of CNP applications to the State Agency.

Annual Renewals / Applications for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are available February 1st for the current fiscal year. Applicants are required to provide supporting documentation through Orchard for review and verification.

Supplemental and Program Operation Forms

2020 DC Summer Meals Program Information Session

The SFSP ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.

  • Please check back for our upcoming information sessions.

2020 Mandatory Sponsor Training

This is a mandatory training for all participating sponsors who are public or private non-profit school food authority (SFA); a public or private non-profit college or university; a public or private non-profit residential summer camp; a unit of local, county, municipal, State, or Federal Government; or any other type of private non-profit organization. In order to receive reimbursement applicants must apply and receive approval from the State agency to operate the Program.

  • Please check back for our upcoming mandatory sponsor trainings.

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