Afterschool Snack Program

School sites participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible to receive reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for after-school snacks served to children in after-school educational or enrichment activities (such as mentoring or tutoring programs).

Any school can offer the Afterschool Snack program at sites that sponsor an after-school program, but different levels of reimbursement are available depending on site eligibility. Schools are reimbursed either for all snacks served if a site is area eligible (at least 50 percent free and reduced-price lunch eligibility) or by individual eligibility category if a site has less than 50 percent free and reduced-price lunch eligibility.

Fact Sheet: Athletic Programs and Afterschool Meal Service


  • Public School List with Percentage of Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students from School Year 2019-20 - 4/20/21
    To be used to identify schools that have 50% or more free and reduced-price meals qualifying the school as eligible based on school data. Eligibility applies to the 2022 Program Year for the Summer Food Service and Seamless Summer Program (May 2021-April 2022), Afterschool Snack (July 2021-June 2022), and the Child and Adult Care Food (Oct 2021-Sept 2022). Family Day Care Home eligibility is re-determined in February 2021 using this data.
  • Afterschool Snack Program Basics for Schools - 11/19/20
    School nutrition programs offering afterschool enrichment and educational program can provide snacks to participants of those programs. Afterschool Snack program requirements are presented in this video. (24 minutes)
    Key Areas: Nutrition, Operations.
    Learning Codes: 1100, 2100.
  • Afterschool Snack Program Fact Sheet - 10/15/20
    This document provides an overview of the requirements for the Afterschool Snack Program.
  • Safe Food Transportation, Storage and Handling - 10/22/19
    Standard operating procedure for foods transported, stored and handled in the Afterschool Snack Program.
  • Meal Pattern - 9/30/19
    Meal pattern requirements for the Afterschool Snack component of the National School Lunch Program.
  • Sample Cycle Menu - 9/30/19
    A sample cycle menu for the Afterschool Snack Program.
  • Snack Count Form for Area Eligible Sites - 9/25/19
    This Afterschool snack count form is to be used by area eligible sites only.
  • Food Production Record - 8/23/19
    Food production record and instructions for use with the Afterschool Snack Program.
  • On-Site Review Form - 1/24/19
    A form for sponsors to monitor the meal counting and claiming system for the after-school care program at each site.
  • Weekly Attendance and Snack Count Form - 6/9/15
    Form for sponsors that are not area eligible (snacks are reimbursed according to free, reduced-price, and full paid status when less than 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) to record weekly attendance and snack counts for the Afterschool Snack Program.