Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Area Eligibility Mapper

Metadata Updated: February 4, 2018

Allows users to confirm eligibility of summer meal sites by accessing census tract and census block group (CBG) data. This tool can also be used to conduct weighted averaging as discussed in SFSP Policy Memorandum 10-2015, “Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs,” published Nov. 21, 2014, available at Instructions for determining eligibility using these data are available at: The instructions offer two different tools to determine eligibility: the FNS Area Eligibility Mapper and a map developed by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The FRAC map is constructed from the same data files and also may be used to determine eligibility. Additionally, State agencies may request the data file for every CBG and census tract, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes for Geographic Information System (GIS) efforts, in their State. State agencies also may provide these data to institutions and partners upon request. This tool can also be used to identify locations that are area eligible for participation in other Child Nutrition Programs.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2018

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2018
Publisher Food and Nutrition Service
Unique Identifier USDA-FNS-111
FNS Datasets
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:84
Metadata Context
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Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 35a51b2c-009b-4989-a99b-d53fd4bb25c9
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Data Last Modified 2016-04-13
Program Code 005:054
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7537115a6c688212a1b99642ba72e499c059718b
Source Schema Version 1.1

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