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Provide as a SPONSOR

Provide as a SPONSOR

Provide as a SITE

Provide as a SITE

Provide as a CATERER

Provide as a CATERER

Provide as a SPONSOR


School districts and school food authorities, local government agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and certain for-profit organizations are eligible to operate as Sponsors in the AMP. The sponsor takes on the administrative and financial responsibility of operating the program and receives federal reimbursement for meals served. A sponsor can provide meals to children at one or multiple sites in the community. Another word used for "sponsor" is "contractor." You might hear or see the word "contractor" used in place of "sponsor" when communicating with the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs (DOH CCFP). 


Sponsor responsibilities include the following:

  • Attend the DOH CCFP training sessions

  • Complete the AMP application process for your organization and all sites

  • Hire, train, and supervise staff

  • Arrange for meals to be prepared (self-prep) or delivered (catered) to all sites

  • Monitor sites

  • Collect paperwork from sites and prepare claims for reimbursement

  • Prepare paperwork to obtain reimbursement from the DOH CCFP


Provide as a SITE


A Site is the physical location of the afterschool program where meals are served to children through the AMP. Programs that do not have the financial or administrative ability to be a sponsor can operate under an approved sponsor as a site if such a sponsor is available in their area. 

Site responsibilities include the following:

  • Attend training given by your sponsor

  • Supervise activities and meal service at your site

  • Distribute meals according to federal guidelines and local health and safety standards

  • Keep accurate daily records of meals served and report them to the sponsor

  • Store food appropriately

  • Keep the site clean, safe, and sanitary

  • Record daily attendance


Provide as a CATERER


Sponsors/providers of the AMP have the option of producing meals themselves (self-prep) or have a caterer prepare and deliver their meals (catered). Many providers choose to have their meals catered. The Florida DOH CCFP has detailed information on how to become a caterer with the federal child nutrition programs administered by their bureau. The DOH Catering Information page has several resources for caterers and sponsors/providers, including the CCFP Caterer Fact Sheet, the CCFP Caterer List, and contact information of the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs, which you can use for more information about becoming a Sponsor or a Site and locating a sponsor. See this fact sheet with a breakdown chart to understand the operational flowchart of how the federal USDA program is administered in Florida.

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