School Breakfast Program
CSFA Number: 586-18-0406
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Roxanne Ramage
217-782-2491
rramage@isbe.net
Short Description
To provide participants federal reimbursement for a portion of the costs to provide quality nutritious breakfasts to all children enrolled in a facility participating in the School Breakfast Program.
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Food and Nutrition
Enabling Legislation
7 CFR 220
Public Act 096-0158

Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1773, 1779, 1793, Public Laws 104-193, 100-435, 99-661, 97-35. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5. School Breakfast Expansion Grants are authorized by the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1793.
Objectives and Goals
To provide participants federal reimbursement for a portion of the costs to provide quality nutritious breakfasts to all enrolled children in facilities participating in the School Breakfast Program.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Federally appropriated School Breakfast Program funds are available to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to reimburse participating public and nonprofit nonpublic schools with high school grades and under, including residential child care institutions, for breakfasts meeting the nutritional requirements prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture served to children. The rates of reimbursement are adjusted on an annual basis to reflect changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. All participants must agree to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements to all students, including free meals to those eligible for free meal benefits and reduced price meals for those eligible for reduced price meals. Please refer to regulations: 7 CFR Part 220 -- School Breakfast Program.
Eligibility Requirements
Public and nonpublic schools with high school grades and under that are registered with ISBE and public and nonprofit private residential child care institutions, except Job Corps centers, are eligible. All participants must agree to serve meals to children and operate a nonprofit breakfast program that is available to all children regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability.

All children enrolled in a facility where this program is operating may participate. Breakfast is served free to children who are determined by Local Education Agencies to have household income levels at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level and at a reduced price to children from households with incomes higher than 130 but at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level, respectively. Reimbursement is also available for meals served to non-needy children. Such determinations are made in accordance with income eligibility guidelines prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture and cross reference household income with household size. The Secretary prescribes these income eligibility guidelines by July 1. The statistical source used in making such revisions is the Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Children from households certified to receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and/or income eligible Medicaid are eligible for free benefits without providing income information to the facility administering the program. Foster children, homeless, migrant or runaway children, and/or children in Head Start programs are also eligible for free benefits without providing income information to the facility administering the program..
Applicant organizations must furnish evidence of nonprofit status. Costs will be determined in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR Part 3015 or 3016 and 3019). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Sponsor applies annually through IWAS, using the Web-based Illinois Nutrition System (WINS). If application is complete, including agreement to policy statement and permanent agreement, and remain in good standing through reviews, no further processing or review of application is needed.
Assistance Consideration
Statutory Formula: The funding formula for cash assistance is set forth in Section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act, 42 U.S.C. 1773, on a performance basis by: 1) multiplying the number of paid breakfasts served to eligible children during the fiscal year by a National Average Payment (NAP) prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture; 2) multiplying the number of breakfasts served free to eligible children by a NAP prescribed by the Secretary for free breakfasts; and 3) multiplying the number of reduced-price breakfasts served to eligible children by a NAP prescribed by the Secretary for reduced-priced breakfasts. The amount of federal funds given the grantee is the sum of the products obtained from these three computations.

Schools with a high percentage of needy may receive additional payments. The statistical factors used in this formula are: 1) the NAPs; 2) the number of paid breakfasts served; and 3) the number of breakfasts served free or at reduced price to eligible children. The NAPs are prescribed by the Secretary and adjusted each July 1, in accordance with the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The source of this adjustment factor is the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The source of the numbers of breakfasts served, including the number served free or at reduced price, is the monthly programmatic reports submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

This program does not have MOE requirements.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program Operations Report (FNS-10) due 30 and 90 days after the end of each month. Also, Financial Status Reports (FNS-77 or FNS-425) due quarterly. Schools and institutions file monthly reports on the number of meals served, by type, to claim program funds. Schools and institutions must submit final meal claims to ISBE no later than 60 days after claiming month. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Programs reviewed once every three years. Documentation related to the school-based child nutrition program must be maintained on file at the site or the SFA office for the current year, plus three years prior. In the case of an audit or investigation that extends beyond the three years plus current year, documents must be kept until the audit or investigation is completed. Documentation refers to any materials related to certification, verification, benefit issuance and claiming, including but not limited to, Household Eligibility Applications, verification letters to families, verification documents received from families, submitted menus, production records, and procurement.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/School-Breakfast-Program.aspx
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $114,000,000
FY 2018 : $114,000,000
FY 2019 : $132,500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15016299025-4220(00)City of Chicago SD 29909/01/201909/30/202011,595,346
31045046022-4220(00)SD U-4609/01/201909/30/20201,114,487
04101205025-4220(00)Rockford SD 20509/01/201909/30/20201,011,613
48072150025-4220(00)Peoria SD 15009/01/201909/30/2020826,692
51084186025-4220(00)Springfield SD 18609/01/201909/30/2020614,128