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Afterschool Snack Program (ASP)

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The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) offers reimbursement to help schools serve snacks to children after their regular school day ends. Afterschool snacks give children a nutritional boost and draw them into supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities.

The intent of ASP is to assist schools that operate organized education and enrichment programs know to help reduce or prevent children's involvement in juvenile crime or other high risk behavior, by providing snacks. Eligible programs serving snacks to children that meet USDA requirements may be claimed for reimbursement.

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How to Apply


Application Deadlines

The 2022-23 renewal application is due Friday, Sept. 30.

The application approval process can take up to two weeks to complete, especially when participating in multiple child nutrition programs. You will not be able to submit a claim until your renewal application is approved.

How to Claim

Use the following guidance documents to submit your claim.

Claim Deadlines

Reimbursement claims are due 60 days after the end of each month.

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Program Requirements


Sponsors must review ASP two times per school year. Once within the first 4 weeks of operation and once anytime during operation prior to the end of the school year.

Menu Planning


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Afterschool Snack Program Extended Day Fact Sheet


Program Resources

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