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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


2021 DC Youth Meals Program Information Sessions 

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.

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021

2021 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.

  • New Sponsor Training TBD
  • Experienced Sponsor Training Tuesday, April 27, 2021

2021 Technical Assistance Calls 

In an effort to continue to provide hands-on support, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Team offers technical assistance office hours to sponsoring organizations. Office hours are 15-minute time slots that sponsors can use to receive answers to questions about SFSP. The TA calls are conducted via Microsoft Teams.

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021


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