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Child/Adult Application and Meal Payment System (CHAAMPS)

DATE: January 8, 2019 MEMO CODE: SP-10-2019; CACFP-04-2019; SFSP-04-2019

  • SUBJECT: Update on Funds Available for the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs

    TO: Regional Directors
    Special Nutrition Program
    All Regions

    State Directors
    Child Nutrition Programs
    All States

  • On December 26, 2018, the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced an orderly partial shutdown due to the expiration of the second continuing resolution for fiscal year 2019 (P.L. 115-298). With funding provided under the terms and conditions of the prior continuing resolution, FNS was able to fund Child Nutrition Programs at least through January.

    We understand the uncertainty that these circumstances present for FNS customers and partners nationwide, and that program operators are concerned about the continued availability of funds to support program operations. To address such concerns and ensure that programs can continue to operate without threat of disruption, FNS has provided State Agencies with additional available appropriated funding. These funds, along with those previously provided, can support program operations at normal levels well into the month of March. The Child Nutrition Programs include the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and State Administrative Expenses.

    FNS staff continue to be furloughed pending reinstatement of funding by Congress, and will not be available by phone or email. They cannot carry out normal work functions until funding is restored.

    State agencies are expected to continue to administer the program in accordance with Federal statute and regulations. Please direct any questions regarding the lapse in funding to your Regional Office.

Logging Into CHAAMPS

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    • 1 character

    • 1 number

    • 1 special character (e.g., %, &, $, #)


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  • Contact the HelpDesk at (877)618-7282

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
    color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 
  • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
  • (1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)        email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.