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National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Fiscal Year 2011 Renewal Application Documents

To:School Nutrition Directors
From:Kathleen C. Millett
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:July 26, 2010


Federal Regulations, which govern and provide funding for costs associated with the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Snack, Special Milk, and Food Distribution Programs, require an annual renewal application be completed and submitted, by all public and private schools, and residential facilities participating in any child nutrition program, to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for review and approval.

Once again, this year, all renewal documents will only be available in electronic format on July 26, 2010. In order to submit these forms online you must first obtain a password from your school's district Technology Coordinator. You may already have this if you have accessed Department information in the past.

The renewal forms are accessible through the Department's website, Select the Security Portal from the drop box in the upper right side of the main page, and click the orange arrow. After entering the username and password, please select the following:

  1. Nutrition School Lunch
  2. School Lunch and Breakfast
  3. Applications
  4. App Packet

This will bring you to your district's renewal packet for 2011 school year. Please make sure the amendment in the upper right hand corner is Amendment 1, 2011.

Click on each item to open and enter the correct information. When updating the Authorized Signature section of the application packet the following officials must be listed with email addresses: Superintendent or individual with legal and financial responsibility, business administrator, food service director and ESE Liaison.

The District Application is the last item to be submitted, and represents submission of the entire packet. The instructions for completing the renewal application are available in the Document and Reference Library on the main page of the Nutrition School Lunch application in the Security Portal.

The renewal application process must be completed no later than September 24, 2010. If you have any questions regarding the access, instructions, or procedures, please contact Kevin Dawson at (781) 338-6475 or for programs operated by Food Service Management Companies, Bridget Ziniti at (781) 338-6496.

Last Updated: July 28, 2010
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