The Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs announces the availability of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to participate in the 2019 Summer Food Service Program. The USDA Summer Food Service Program, also known as Summer Meals, is federally funded by the USDA and state-administered by the Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs.
Interested sponsors should contact Jamie Curley at email@example.com.
This program bridges the gap between school years, giving children 18 and under the fuel they need to play and grow throughout the summer months and return to school ready to learn. In Summer 2018, 59 sponsors served 427,758 meals at almost 300 sites throughout the state.
The program consists of sponsors and sites. Sponsors can be supervisory unions or school districts, private non-profit organizations, government entities, and non-profit residential camps. Sponsors enter into an agreement with the Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs to provide meals and file claims for reimbursement. Sponsors are reimbursed on a per meal basis for meals served to eligible children. Sites are the physical location where meals are served and consumed. Examples of sites include schools, parks, housing complexes, and libraries. Sponsors often have more than one site.
Sites established in low-income areas are "open" sites, where any child can eat a meal, no questions asked. Other types of sites must use individual child data to determine eligibility. Children who are members of 3SquaresVT or Reach Up households or meet the income guidelines below are automatically eligible to receive free meals at these other sites.
Summer Food Service Program Income Eligibility Guidelines 2019
Household Size: 1
Twice Per Month: 936
Every Two Weeks: 864
Household Size: 2
Twice Per Month: 1,269
Every Two Weeks: 1,172
Household Size: 3
Twice Per Month: 1,602
Every Two Weeks: 1,479
Household Size: 4
Twice Per Month: 1,935
Every Two Weeks: 1,786
Household Size: 5
Twice Per Month: 2,268
Every Two Weeks: 2,094
Household Size: 6
Twice Per Month: 2,601
Every Two Weeks: 2,401
Household Size: 7
Twice Per Month: 2,934
Every Two Weeks: 2,709
Household Size: 8
Twice Per Month: 3,267
Every Two Weeks: 3,016
Household Size: For each additional household member add
Twice Per Month: 333
Every Two Weeks: 308
For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, please contact the Vermont Agency of Education at (802) 479-1207.
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 form 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Media Contact: Ted Fisher, email@example.com, 802-479-1170