Summer Food Service Program

Free Summer Feeding Sites

Summer Food Service Program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In South Dakota the Department of Education administers the program for local sponsors throughout the state.

The Summer Food Service Program provides meals to children in low-income areas when school is not in session. Throughout South Dakota, sponsors such as schools, private non-profit organization, and government entities participate in providing meals during school vacations.

To participate in the program, a sponsor must first determine if it serves a low-income area. The sponsor may have an area with 50 percent of the area’s population qualified for free or reduced priced meals, which allows all children under the age of 18 eligible for free meals. If a select group of low-income children participate in a program that is not in a low-income area, each child will qualify and if over 50 percent of those in the program qualify for free or reduced priced meals each month, all the children 18 years of age in attendance at the site may receive free meals. Camps are an exception; both residential and non-residential camps must collect and maintain income eligibility forms. Camps are reimbursed only for those enrolled children who meet the free and/or reduced price eligibility standards.

Summer Program Applications
Instructions for 2015 Applications
Applications for the NSLP Seamless Summer Option will be completed through the iCAN system April 27-May 6. Log into the iCAN system found at after April 27, 2015 webinar. Contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 or to establish a sponsor profile or obtain a user id.

2014-15 SFSP Application
SFSP Cover Letter and Instructions
2014-15 Combined Application Part 1
Part 1 2014-15 Combined Application Instructions
SFSP Part 2 – SFSP Sponsor Information
SFSP Part 3 – SFSP Site Information (Complete for each feeding location)
SFSP Part 4 – SFSP Pricing Statement
SFSP Part 5 – SFSP Agreement Terms
SFSP Part 6 – SFSP Appeal Rights & Procedures
SFSP Part 8 – SFSP Attachments

2014-15 SFSP RENEWAL Application
SFSP RENEWAL Cover Letter and Instructions
SFSP Part 2 Renewal Sponsor Information
SFSP Part 3 Renewal Site Information (Complete for each feeding location)
SFSP Part 5 – SFSP Agreement Terms
SFSP Part 6 – SFSP Appeal Rights & Procedures
SFSP Part 8 – SFSP Attachments

Due Dates and Instructions
SFSP Rural or Self Prep
SFSP Claim All Others

iCAN Website
New iCAN User request form
2015 Seamless Summer Option Seamless Monitoring Form
Seamless Summer Flyer USDA SFSP Flyer
Seamless Summer Q & A FD 107 Storage and Inventory
2015 SFSP Brochure SFSP Production Record
SFSP Handbooks SFSP Off-Site Meals Form

SFSP Administrative Training Experienced Sponsors SFSP Administrative Training NEW Sponsors
SFSP Offer versus Serve Recording SFSP OvS Slides
NSLP Seamless Summer Option SFSP Operational Training
2015 Summer Trainings Demo Project for Outdoor summer feeding sites
USDA Training - 2015 Summer Meals Webinar Series
Summer Food in Indian Country Videos
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Useful Links:
Product Formulation Statement Summer Food — USDA
2015 SFSP Reimbursement Rates Numbered Memos
SFSP Regulations Part 225 SFSP vs SSO
USDA Memorandums Multiple Languages
USDA SFSP Training Videos Assessing Costs in SFSP
USDA SFSP Training Videos


For information about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option – (SSO), contact Julie McCord at (605) 773-3110. Numbered Memos are available for reference.