At-Risk Afterschool Meal Programs (ASMP)


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 (see Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for information on becoming a summer sponsor). For more information on how you can get involved review the ASMP Fact Sheet, or watch the following video:


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. For more information on becoming a program sponsor, watch the following video:

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. Watch the following video about how to determine if your site is eligible:

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

For help understanding basic qualification requirements or if you need assistance with the application process, please contact USBE CNP.

Contact Information

Matt Anderson
SFSP/ASMP/Support Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7682 | E-mail


Contact our office to find out about in-person training opportunities.

The following videos by topic provide key information that will help you successfully operate your At-risk meal program. Our office will be adding more topics soon.

Child Nutrition Labels and Manufacturer’s Statement

Special Diets


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides many resources to help you operate a successful At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program. These can be found at the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Afterschool Programs.

The At-Risk Afterschool Handbook addresses requirements that apply to At-Risk Afterschool Care centers, including eligibility, meal patterns and food service requirements, and monitoring requirements.  



For additional forms or resources, please contact the USBE CNP.

Reimbursement Rates

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

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


Claims for reimbursement for this program 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:

  • 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 90 days if you are claiming additional meals, and anytime if you are claiming fewer meals.


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

USDA/FNS Policy center allows you to search for current and archived USDA published policy memorandum.

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