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 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)
Introduction to ASMP
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.
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.
Please contact Matt Anderson, SFSP/ASMP/Support Coordinator at (801) 538-7682 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance understanding qualification requirements or if you need assistance with the application process.
Please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) for all training requests.
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:
Claims are due to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) no later than the fifth working day of the month (to receive a deposit by the end of that month).
Claims must be submitted:
Once a claim has been submitted:
In coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarification on program requirements and regulations.
School Meals: Policy