Summer Food Program site participation may involve an area eligibility determination process. Household eligibility forms and letters, family size/income guidelines, instructions and question-and-answer documents are available to help sites determine eligibility.
The Data Center has interactive and static eligibility maps available under MAPS to help determine if sites are area eligible based on school or census data. If your site is not area eligible, contact our office for help with using other methods to qualify a site. View the Interactive Eligibility Map-Summer Food to determine if your site qualifies for participation. Note: Select "Hybrid" to verify the accuracy of the point and validate that the correct location is indicated on the map.
HUD and USDA-RD Subsidized Housing and SFSP Eligible Areas
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and USDA Rural Development (USDA-RD) have joined with MDE to expand summer meals across the state in areas of large, multi-family housing. They seek sponsors for these sites to provide meals to the children who live in the area.
To identify eligible housing areas across the state, visit the HUD Map. The Housing Authority Documentation of Eligibility form may also be used to qualify sites.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA memos and resources on Eligibility are provided below; see the link to USDA Policy Memos for a complete set.