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Community Nutrition Team


The Community Nutrition Team provides guidance for programs participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Non-School Special Milk Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

Unique Entity ID (SAM)

All agencies that receive funds from the Federal government are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). This includes agencies that receive reimbursement for the USDA Child Nutrition Programs.

The UEI is assigned through the System for Award Management (SAM) at Detailed instructions on obtaining a UEI are located on the Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition webpage.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) must verify each agency participating in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs has a UEI. The UEI is reported to the DPI using Online Services.

Refer to the Instructions for reporting the UEI to the DPI for the USDA Child Nutrition Programs. This will only need to be entered once, even if your agency participates in multiple Child Nutrition Programs.

Contact the CNT with questions at or 608.267.9129.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program

Provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served in Child Care (includes Child Care Centers, Outside of School Hour Centers, Head starts), Emergency Shelters, At-Risk Afterschool Programs, Adult Day Centers and Family Day Care Homes.

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Non-School Special Milk Program

Provides milk reimbursement to non-school programs that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition programs.

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Summer Food Service Program

Provides free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is not in session.
For questions about this information, contact CNT (608) 267-9129