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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Area Eligibility Mapper

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

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 November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Food and Nutrition Service
Identifier USDA-FNS-111
Data Last Modified 2016-04-13
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:84
Metadata Context
Schema Version
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Program Code 005:054
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 8c679bb4419310543c47b2149b34b299dbacb6b1
Source Schema Version 1.1

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