2014 Summer Food Service Program Training- New Sponsors and New Staff from Returning Sponsors- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

2014 Summer Food Service Program Training- New Sponsors and New Staff from Returning Sponsors

To:Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
From:Kathleen C. Millett, Executive Director
Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs
Date:March 24, 2014


The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs will offer two in person training sessions for FY 2014 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) new sponsoring agencies and new staff from returning sponsoring agencies. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that program administrators and/or key staff from new sponsoring agencies attend one of these sessions. Non-attendance may delay SFSP approval and/or participation in the FY 2014 Summer Food Service Program for new sponsors. Due to the nature of the SFSP and the short time frame in the summer, it is highly recommended that new staff from returning sponsoring agencies plan to attend a session.

New summer sponsors and new staff from returning sponsors will receive in depth information on all program and regulatory aspects of SFSP administration including: USDA definitions and descriptions, administrative and oversight responsibilities, staff training, monitoring, menu planning and online application and claim procedures.

The FY 2014 SFSP application for new sponsors will be completed via a paper application process. All SFSP claims will be processed electronically in the online security portal. Access to the security portal, which includes claims processing and the Online Document and Reference Library, will require a User Name and Password. At the training, new sponsors will receive information on how to obtain this access. Please remember to check our website for current information and updates.

Training Information and Registration

Two training sessions are being offered:

 Training Session #1Training Session #2
Date:Tuesday May 13, 2014Friday, June 6, 2014
Time:9:00 am-1:00 pm
(registration at 8:30 am)
9:00 am-1:00 pm
(registration at 8:30 am)
# of Attendees:7050
Location:Holiday Inn Boxborough
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01566
(978) 263-8701
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 338-6480

We are not able to provide coffee or food at these trainings. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, either in the facility or nearby.

Temperature conditions are beyond our control. Please come prepared with a light sweater or jacket if necessary.

Registration Information

A registration form must be completed for all attendees.

Please complete your registration by April 7th, 2014. Carefully Enter All Required Registration Information. You will not receive the required training updates if you have entered inaccurate or incomplete information. Please contact Marisol Montes at 781-338-6494 or by email at mmontes@doe.mass.edu or Robin Haunton at 781-338-3760 or by email at rhaunton@doe.mass.edu with any questions related to this training. You will receive confirmation of your training registration via email.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and /or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Last Updated: April 4, 2014

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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