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Returning Sponsors - Summer Food Service Program 2020

Welcome Back - The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) would like to thank you for your past participation and once again ask for your support through sponsorship of the SFSP in 2020!

Food Insecurity is a Summer Long Problem - Let's increase the number of days a child is offered meals through the Summer Food Service Program this year. Brainstorm and create partnerships with other organizations in your community to get the job done. The USDA Capacity Builder Map can assist you in identifying areas of need and potential partners in your community. If you need assistance or ideas in finding partner organizations, please contact me!

Grant Opportunities - Check out Share Our Strength, Center for Best Practices

2019 To-Do List for Sponsors 2020 coming soon!

Eligible Areas for 2019

 School Free/Reduced Data - Please see the Wisconsin School Free/Reduced Eligibility Data - October 2018. A SFSP open or enrolled site is eligible for the SFSP if it is located within the attendance area of a school that has 50% or more of its enrolled children eligible for free and reduced price meals. 2020 coming soon!

Although the School Free/Reduced Data provided is from September, sponsors may use data from ANY month during the school year to qualify! Remember that SFSP sites can be any location suitable for meal service, including High Schools and Middle Schools as long as the site is within the attendance area of a school that qualifies. Eligibility can carry over for 5 years, if needed.

Census data estimates are collected annually by the US Census Bureau. Use the online Capacity Builder Map to determine if your site(s) are located in a census tract that qualifies! Census data can also be used for a period of 5 years without the need to re-qualify the site(s).

Camp sites that need to collect household-size income statements - be sure you are using the most current forms. Visit the SFSP Materials and Resources webpage to download the latest parent letter and household size-income statement.

Program Materials & Resources – All SFSP Materials and Resources can be found online: Resources will be updated for 2020 soon. Returning sponsors attending a Pop-up session will receive the updated resources at the sessions and can update their printed version of the Guide to Operating the SFSP (orange binder) that was received in 2018. Sponsors choosing to complete the E-Learning course only are responsible for updating their own Guide (orange binder). Those attending the New Agency/Personnel training will receive a complete Guide at training.

DPI 2020 Training Registration is now open! Visit SFSP Training to register​​​​​​. All sponsors must select at least one training opportunity listed below (pop-up session, new agency/personnel or E-Learning course) by February 14th.

Application Process - The 2020 On-Line Application will open March 1st, 2020

Application Due Dates

  • April 10th – if ordering USDA Foods (commodities) and/or requesting an advance payment
  • May 8th – if NOT ordering USDA Foods and/or requesting an advance payment

Enter SFSP Contract Information

SFSP Internet Application Manual

Agreement/Policy Statement - PI-1482-AP Summer Food Service Program - for non-school sponsors only Returning non-school sponsors that have a change in the Authorized Representative of the Program are required to complete this form.

For more information, please contact Amy Kolano, SFSP Coordinator at 608-266-7124 or e-mail:

Summer Food Service Program Home Page

Summer Food Service Program Materials and Resources

For questions about this information, contact Amy Kolano (608) 266-7124