Unanticipated School Closure SFSP Information
In the event of unanticipated school closures (extreme cold day, snow day, water main break, frozen pipes, electrical issues, flooding, natural disasters, illness, etc.) Sponsors may participate in Unanticipated School Closure SFSP. Due to the mandatory closure of all Michigan K-12 schools, the Michigan Department of Education is allowing all Sponsors who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and SFSP to serve meals during this time. During this mandatory closure meals/snacks served must meet the meal pattern and are not required to be consumed onsite.
Sponsor Steps to Participate in Unanticipated School Closure SFSP - (USC SFSP must end by 6/30/20)
1. Submit your intent to participate in Unanticipated School Closure SFSP Intake Form (Please do this ASAP). If you need to make a modification to the Unanticipated School Closure SFSP Intake Form and you used your MEIS login, you can login and select the submitted form and make changes to the form. If you submitted the Unanticipated School Closure SFSP Intake Form as a guest, you will need to complete a new form with the changes.
2. Watch SFSP Training Videos (must be completed prior to completing the intent to participate in Unanticipated School Closure SFSP Intake Form).
- Food Safety part 1
- Food Safety part 2
- Keeping Records at a SFSP Site
- Serving Meals at a SFSP Site
- Receiving Meals at a SFSP Site
3. Participate in Unanticipated School Closure SFSP training, webinar, or webinar recording.
4. Provide complete meals or snacks following the SFSP Meal Pattern. Sponsors can receive reimbursement for up to two meals/snacks per site per day (except lunch and supper served on the same day at the same site).
5. Use the Daily Meal Count Form, Multiple Meal Distribution Meal Count Form, Meet Up and Eat Up App, or a POS System to take point of service meal counts during meal service. If your site is not eligible for the SFSP using either 50% free/reduced applications or census map data, it is recommended to use a roster or take children’s names when children receive a meal(s). As much as possible, continue with standard POS practices.
6. Keep production records and/or menus for meals served, including invoices, receipts, etc.
7. Submit Unanticipated School Closure SFSP Claim for the month in MiND within 60 days of the last day of participation in Unanticipated School Closure SFSP.