At-Risk Afterschool Meal Programs (ASMP)

Overview

At-Risk Afterschool Meal Programs (ASMP) provides free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during after school hours. Over 120 supervised locations in Utah offer a snack or meals that also provide regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities.

Feeding locations typically open as school lets out for the day, but may also operate during weekends, holidays, and school vacations, excluding summer vacation. Refer to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for information on becoming a Summer Sponsor.

How to Participate in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Component of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)

Qualifying/Applying

Becoming an ASMP Sponsor

ASMP Sponsors handle administrative and financial oversight of the program. Public and private nonprofit organizations that have the ability to manage a food service program, such as schools, faith-based organizations, municipal parks, food banks, Boys and Girls Clubs, and local government agencies, are eligible to become sponsors. 

Eligibility Requirements Program, Organization, Participants ASMP
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Becoming an ASMP Site

There are many different community locations that can serve as an ASMP site such as schools, community centers, and libraries. In general, each site must show that the site is located in an area of economic need. Opening an ASMP site under an existing sponsor may be easier than you think. 

Eligibility Requirements: Area ASMP
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ASMP Sites:

  • Distribute meals to children
  • Provide a sheltered supervised area for eating
  • Provide organized, supervised regularly scheduled education or enrichment activities
  • Attend your sponsor’s training
  • Keep daily records of meals served
  • Supervise meal service at your location

Please contact Matt Anderson, SFSP/ASMP/Support Coordinator at (801) 538-7682 or via e-mail at matthew.anderson@schools.utah.gov for assistance understanding qualification requirements or if you need assistance with the application process.

Training

Please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) for all training requests. 

Resources

Child Nutrition Labels and Product Formulation Statements | Special Diet
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Reimbursement Rates

Sponsors receive federal reimbursement for all meals served to eligible participants. These rates are updated each year on July 1.

Reimbursement Rates are Effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018: 

  • Supper: $3.23
  • Snack: $0.88

Reimbursement Claims

Claims are due to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) no later than the fifth working day of the month (to receive a payment by the end of that month).

Claims must be submitted:

  • No later than 60 days from the end of the month being claimed

Once a claim has been submitted:

  • you can amend the claim within 60 days of the close of the claim month to be eligible for reimbursement
  • you can amend at any time if you are claiming fewer meals

Policy

In coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) our office distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarify program requirements and regulations.

Policy Memorandum: New Bulletin Distribution Explanation
A quick tutorial on how our office structures and distributes policy.

Highlighted USDA/FNS Policy Bulletins/Memorandums

The following policy bulletins/memorandums provide urgent or highly requested content:

  • None at this time.

For all other related policy information, please refer to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).