Afterschool Snack Program (ASP)

Overview

Participation in the Afterschool Snack Program (ASP) is an option to sponsors already participating in National School Lunch Program (NSLP) that offers reimbursement to help sponsors serve snacks to children in afterschool activities aimed at promoting the health and well-being of children and youth in our communities.

A school must provide children with regularly scheduled activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment; and include educational or enrichment activities (e.g., mentoring or tutoring programs). The programs must meet state/local licensing requirements, if applicable, or state/local health and safety standards.

School Meals: Afterschool Snacks
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | Spanish

Qualifying and Applying

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Afterschool Snack Program (ASP) offers reimbursement to help School Food Authorities (SFAs) provide a nutritional boost to children enrolled in after school activities.

In order for a site to participate, a school district must operate the NSLP and offer an afterschool enrichment program. Afterschool programs must provide children with regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities in a supervised environment.

Both "area eligible" and "non-area eligible" sites can participate in the school-based ASP:

  • Area Eligible Sites
    All children receive a snack at no charge and the sponsor receives the free reimbursement rate for all snacks served.
  • Non-Area Eligible Sites
    Receive reimbursement at different rates based on a child’s free and reduced-price status.

If an applicant’s eligibility status is not on file, the household must submit a free and reduced-price application to become eligible for free or reduced-price after school snacks.

To participate in this program the SFA must complete the ASP agreement located on the Sponsor Information Sheet on CNPWeb.

Contact Us

Matt Anderson
Phone: (801) 538-7682 | E-mail

Amanda Knill
Phone: (801) 538-7683 | E-mail

Training

Canvas
Utah Education Network (UEN)

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

Forms and Resources

Forms

After School Snack Program Monitoring

Resources

School Meals: Afterschool Snacks 
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)

Reimbursement Rates

State agencies reimburse School Food Authorities (SFAs) for snacks in accordance with the reimbursement rates prescribed by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The reimbursement rates are adjusted annually.

These payments and rates are in effect from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

  • Paid: $0.08
  • Reduced Price: $0.45
  • Free: $0.91

Reimbursement Claims

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 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.

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) National School Lunch Program (NSLP).