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Annual SFSP Sponsor Training (Registration is required)

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is offering in-person trainings for 2023. 

All sponsors planning to participate in the SFSP in 2023 are required to attend an annual SFSP sponsor training. In addition to the annual SFSP sponsor training, MDE will be hosting Coordinated Application webinars to assist sponsors with completing the 2023 SFSP application.  

All sponsors, even if you completed the training last year, are required to attend one annual SFSP in-person sponsor training. Any new staff in key positions are encouraged to participate in the SFSP trainings offered. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 – Macomb ISD

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – Lansing

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 – Kalamazoo

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – Wayne

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 – Gaylord

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 – Flint (Camp sponsors only)

Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Flint

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 – Grand Rapids

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – Grand Rapids (Camp sponsors only)

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – Marquette

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – Marquette (Camp sponsors only)

SFSP Annual Training PowerPoint  

SFSP Annual Training (Camp Sponsors ONLY)

Coordinated Application Webinars 

Beginning in 2023, the SFSP application will be moving to the Coordinated Application. In addition to the in-person sponsor training, the SFSP Team will be hosting Coordinated Application Webinars. Registration is not required, just click on the link, and join us!

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 9:00am – 11:00am

Coordinated Application Webinar

SFSP Office Hours

The SFSP Team is here to help! The team will be hosting office hours on the following Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm

Thursday, March 20, 2023

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Unanticipated School Closure

If an unanticipated event occurs, sponsors are able to serve meals under the Unanticipated School Closure. Sponsors are required to be trained on USC SFSP, an intake form must be completed and the SFSP application is required to be updated.

USC SFSP PowerPoint

SFSP Training Resources

Operating the SFSP

Food Safety



  • Training your Staff 

Civil Rights  


Meal Pattern

Program Costs 

  • Allowable and Unallowable Costs - This MDE resource provides an overview of allowable and unallowable costs to assist sponsors in determining if costs are allowable under Federal cost principles. 
  • Assessing Costs - This USDA resource provides an overview of allowable costs, selected items of cost, and assessment questions to assist sponsors in determining if costs are allowable under Federal cost principles.