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Hi Jeannine,

Here's what you need to know to stay on track this week:

Grant Opportunities

Hot off the press! Two new grants are available for schools! 

  • Project SCALES: Up to $150,000 for 35 rural SFAs to engage in innovative projects and partnerships to increase local procurement. 🍃 LunchAssist will partner with Boise State University to provide training and technical assistance. 

  • PLANTS Grant: Up to $600,000 for 8 awardees to work with the Chef Ann Foundation to expand scratch cooking, increase equity, foster a resilient supply chain, and create scalable and sustainable change for school districts.

Policy Memos

  • USDA revised guidance for procurement & inspection of local meat, poultry, seafood, game, and eggs. The new memo also includes a helpful Q&A. 
  • This new memo updates guidance on tofu & soy yogurt, already creditable in SNP and CACFP, are now creditable in SFSP + infant meal patterns.
Winter Break Meals

🎁 The holidays are nearly here! Are school meals part of your students’ wish list? If so, let’s make a plan to offer school meals during winter break:

  • CACFP At-Risk: Meals can be served on weekends, holidays, or over school breaks (except summer) on days when enrichment is offered.

  • Seamless Summer Option (SSO): Schools closed for 11+ days may be eligible for SSO. Email your State agency for approval!

⭐️ Resources

November Checklist


LunchAssist PRO and The AR Boot Camp are allowable uses of the Cafeteria Fund and KIT funds. 🥳 Schedule a demo to learn more.


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