After School Meals Program

The After School Meals Program is designed to offer a nutritious meal to students enrolled in an after school program.

 

Schools that wish to participate in the After School Meals Program must meet the following requirements:

  • The meal must be served after a regular school day (after school dismissal).
  • The After School Meals program must include educational and/or enrichment activities.
  • The program provider and cafeteria staff must complete the annual required training.

STEP 1. COMPLETE Application-  The application includes a training confirmation that verifies the Program Coordinator’s understanding of the regulations and guidelines of the After School Feeding Program.  You will be prompted to complete the training confirmation on the second page of the application. After submitting your online application, immediately upload the roster of students using the template provided in step 2. Only complete ONE application per year, if you need to update the roster go to step 2.    Partially completed applications may cause delays in processing and delays in meal service.

STEP 2.  UPLOAD Roster of students –An accurate listing of enrolled students must be submitted using the roster template provided in the link below.  Student’s first and last name must be entered into the roster template.  This enrollment listing will also be used to take attendance for food service.  If your program enrolls more students after the initial roster submission, upload the roster again using this form.  We will update our information and have a more accurate listing of the program’s enrollment and attendance. 

 

Please note that once meal service starts, requests to increase the number of meals ordered per location takes three working days to be adjusted in our system once you have uploaded the adjusted student roster.

Once we receive your application it can take up to two weeks to approve the program and start meal service to your location. We will do our best to service your students as soon as we are able.

 

When does my paperwork need to be submitted?

Program Start Date(Week of)Completed paperwork must be received by 2pm on:
January 27thDecember 27th
February 3rdJanuary 3rd
February 10thJanuary 10th
February 17thJanuary 17th
February 24thJanuary 24th
March 2ndJanuary 31st
March 9thFebruary 7th
March 16thFebruary 14th
March 23rdFebruary 21st
March 30thFebruary 28th
April 6thMarch 6th
April 13thLast week for Programs to apply) March 13th

 

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.