All School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the USDA School Meals Programs are required to submit an online contract through Online Services and update it annually.
Contract Renewal Memo SY 2022-23
School Nutrition Online Contract Manual
- The contract manual is for schools and RCCIs and includes step by step instructions for both existing and new SFAs.
Permanent Agreement/Policy Statement
- This agreement includes the terms and conditions SFAs are asked to agree to when submitting the online contract.
Unique Entity ID (SAM)
All School Food Authorities (SFAs) that receive funding from the Federal government are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). This includes SFAs that receive reimbursement for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs.
The UEI is assigned through the System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov. Detailed instructions on obtaining the UEI is located on the DPI Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition webpage.
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) must verify that each SFA participating in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs has a UEI. The UEI is collected and stored through Online Services.
Refer to these instructions on how to enter the UEI into Online Services: Reporting the Unique Entity ID Instructions