Summer Food Service Program

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USDA Summer Meal Site Finder
2019 Save the Dates

SFSP in South Dakota

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 age 18 and under to eat meals for free. 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 and under 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
Applications for the Summer Food Service Program will be completed through the iCAN system. Log into the iCAN system found at after March 28, 2019. SFSP Administrative Training. Contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 or to establish a sponsor profile or obtain a user id.

Summer Food Service Program Application Checklist Items
Summer Food Service Program SFSP Application Instructions
SFSP Health Inspection Letter
SFSP Civil Rights Beneficiary Eligibility/Data Collection
Disaster Response Feeding Plan
SFSP Site Labor Budget Form -- need for each feeding location
Excessive Heat Demonstration–Outdoor Sites
Public/Media Release (Open Sites)
Public/Media Release Enrolled – Needy Area
Public/Media Release (Enrolled, Camp or Migrant)
SFSP Parent Letter TEMPLATE - NonPricing
SFSP iCAN Downloadable Forms
Income Eligibility Guidelines
SFSP Free Meal Policy Statement -New Sponsor
SFSP Permanent Agreement
SFSP Appeal Rights
SFSP Outreach Letter
Due Dates and Instructions
Claims for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are being completed through the iCAN system. Log into the iCAN system found at If you have any issues, contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 and your call will be directed to someone that can help you. If you are just checking for the current Summer Food Service Program reimbursement rates, see the Useful Links section below.

iCAN SFSP Application Manual
iCAN SFSP Application Appendix with Sample
Returning Sponsor iCAN HELP
iCAN Webinar
iCAN Website
iCAN User ID Request form
iCAN SFSP Application Webinar Recording
SFSP Administrative Review
SD DOE Sponsor (Local Agency) Summer Food Service Program Inspection Report
SD DOE Site (Feeding Center) Summer Food Service Program Inspection Report
2018 SFSP Wrap Up Notes How Do Child Nutrition Program Meal Patterns Compare?
SFSP Sponsor Survey Results Post 2018 SD Summer Reading and Summer Meals
USDA SFSP Flyer FD 107 Storage and Inventory
2019 South Dakota SFSP Brochure SFSP Production Record
SFSP Handbooks SFSP Off-Site Meals Form
South Dakota SFSP Appeal Rights South Dakota SFSP Permanent Agreement
SFSP Sponsor Newsletter
January 2018 February 2019 March 2018
April 2019 May 2018 June 2019
July 2018 August 2018 September 2018
October 2018 November 2018 December 2018
SFSP Administrative Training Experienced Sponsors (March 19, 2019) SFSP Administrative Training NEW Sponsors
SFSP Claim and Advance Process SFSP Offer versus Serve
SFSP Operational Training Demo Project for Outdoor summer feeding sites
2019 Summer Trainings Registration DUE 2/22/19 Census Data -- Summer Nutrition Programs Mapper Instructions
Informal or Small Purchase Bid Quote Worksheet For more information see the Procurement section at Child and Adult Nutrition Services
Sponsor Conducted SFSP Training Certification Civil Rights Training for SFSP Sites
Summer Food in Indian Country Videos
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Useful Links
Turnip the Beet Award Overview Turnip the Beet Award Nomination Form
South Dakota Turnip the Beet Award Info due 10/10/2018 Team Nutrition
Product Formulation Statement Guidance Summer Food — USDA
2019 SFSP Reimbursement Rates Food Safety
SFSP Regulations Part 225 SFSP vs SSO
USDA Memorandums Multiple Languages
USDA SFSP Training Videos Cooking Temperature Chart
Summer Meals Toolkit Farm to Summer
SFSP Financial Management FNS 796-4, Rev 4 Allowable Costs Farm to Summer Decision Tree Chart
FNS Instruction 113-1 Civil Rights– Nutrition Programs and Activities Non-Discrimination Statement


For information about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) contact Julie McCord at (605) 773-3110. Numbered Memos are available for reference.