Procurement and Contracts

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors must follow specific regulations for procurement of food, supplies, and for the services of a Food Service Management Company or caterer. This page contains related documents, guidance and memos. Resource documents are provided that include requirements for organizations that receive federal funds.

  • Requirements for grants and cooperative agreements to state and local governments (7 CFR Part 3016).
  • Requirements for grants with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations (7 CFR Part 3019).


School Food Authorities should also refer to Procurement and Contracts under School Nutrition Programs.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Access key USDA memos on Procurement and Contracts below; to view the complete set, select the Policy Memos (USDA) link.