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FNS releases updated data you can use for area eligibility

FNS releases updated data you can use for area eligibility

We are sharing the news that the USDA Food and Nutrition Service has released updated CACFP & SFSP Area Eligibility Data for FY 2018. Data can be accessed using the updated FNS Area Eligibility mapping tool. Read the FNS news statement below or view the original FNS announcement at

At the start of every fiscal year, FNS releases a special tabulation of data provided by the Census Bureau for CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) and SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) that establishes area eligibility in the CACFP and SFSP. These data are effective as of Oct. 1, 2017. The FNS mapping tools have also been updated to reflect the new data. More information can be found at this link.

To learn more about using census data for establishing area eligibility for CACFP and SFSP Area Eligibility using Census Data, please see our policy memorandum.

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