Child Nutrition Programs to Be Funded Into March


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has provided an update on the availability of funding for child nutrition programs during the partial government shutdown. FNS has provided State Agencies with additional available appropriated funding that can support program operations at normal levels well into the month of March.

The programs supported by this funding include the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and State Administrative Expenses.

FNS staff will continue to be furloughed during the lapse in appropriated funds and will not be available by phone or email. We encourage members to continue using their State Agency and SNA as resources for the duration of the shutdown.

SNA will provide further updates as information becomes available.

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