News Releases

January 30, 2015

Summer Food Service Program Eligibility Guidelines Announced

Program ensures students have access to nutritious meals in summer

The Vermont Agency of Education announces the availability of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the 2015 Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). This program is intended to assure that children who rely on free and reduced price meals during the school year continue to have access to nutritious meals during the summer. In 2014, 68 sponsors served 408,596 SFSP meals to children at 273 sites in Vermont.

Schools, private non-profit organizations, government entities, and non-profit residential camps are eligible to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program at one or more sites. Sponsors are reimbursed on a per-meal basis for meals served to eligible children.

Children 18 and under who are members of food stamp households, receive Reach Up benefits, or meet the income guidelines below are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

SFSP INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES 2015

Household Size: Yearly: Monthly: Twice per Month: Every Two Weeks: Weekly

1: $21,590: $1,800: $900: $831: $416

2: $29,101: $2,426: $1,213: $1,120: $560

3: $36,612: $3,051: $1,526: $1,409: $705

4: $44,123: $3,677: $1,839: $1,698: $849

5: $51,634: $4,303: $2,152: $1,986: $993

6: $59,145: $4,929: $2,465: $2,275: $1,138

7: $66,656: $5,555: $2,778: $2,564: $1,282

8: $74,167: $6,181: $3,091: $2,853: $1,427

For each additional household member, add: $7,511: $626: $313: $289: $145

For more information about the Summer Food Service Program contact the Vermont Department of Education at 802-479-1207.

###

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Connect with the Vermont Agency of Education on Twitter (https://twitter.com/VTEducation), Facebook (www.facebook.com/VTEducation), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/VTEducation).

Contact: Jill Remick, Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs; 802-479-1177; jill.remick@state.vt.us

Source: Agency of Education
Last Updated at: January 30, 2015 14:25:00