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Child Nutrition Programs Application Approval Process

 

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Application instructions and deadlines for applying to Child Nutrition Programs are below. The Application system is housed in the CO Child Nutrition Hub


National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), & After School Snack Program (ASP)

School districts interested in operating the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or After School Snack Program should refer to the application instructions below to participate in the programs.

Application Instructions 

Deadlines

  • Application opens Wednesday, May 1 2019 
  • Application closes Friday, September 13, 2019
    • The application approval process can take up to three weeks to complete, especially when participating in multiple child nutrition programs. You will not be able to submit a claim until your renewal application is approved. 


Special Milk Program (SMP)

Schools interested in applying for SMP must submit their application during the annual renewal of applications online. The district will select SMP for the schools that will participate in the Special Milk Program. Camps and Institutions interested in applying for SMP must complete the Non-Pricing Agreement and Policy Statement and submit both to the CDE School Nutrition Unit. 

Application Instructions 

Deadlines

  • Application opens Wednesday, May 1 2019 
  • Application closes Friday, September 13, 2019
    • The application approval process can take up to three weeks to complete, especially when participating in multiple child nutrition programs. You will not be able to submit a claim until your renewal application is approved. 


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Elementary schools are selected for the FFVP annually through the online application process. Priority is given to schools with the highest free and reduced enrollment. Interested schools must submit a completed application by the deadline below. To prepare for the application: market and promote the FFVP to eligible elementary schools, gain support and buy-in from teachers, staff, principals and/or superintendents, and establish an implementation plan that includes service methods and frequency, integration of nutrition education, program marketing and promotion and overall program administration and monitoring. 

Application Instructions 

Deadlines

  • FFVP Application closes Monday, June 3, 2019. 


Seamless Summer Option (SSO) 

Application Instructions 

Deadlines

  • There is no deadline for the SSO application because it can be used for Emergency Feeding

 

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