School Food Authority- At Risk Afterschool Meals (SFA-ARAM)

SFA-ARAM Quick Facts 

  • Who Qualifies 
    School Food Authorities in good standing with their participation in the National School Lunch Program qualify for the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals (ARAM) Program at schools that meet area eligibility requirements 

  • Area Eligibility Requirements 
    Schools that have greater than 50% free or reduced lunch eligibility qualify are area eligible 

  • Benefits to Children 
    School Food Authorities (SFAs) can serve supper plus a snack each day during the week to school aged children after school* 

  • Menu Requirements  
    SFAs can choose between the NSLP meal pattern and the CACFP meal pattern for the ARAM menus  
    *ARAMs are eligible to serve a meal and a snack on weekends and on non-instructional days during the school’s regular calendar year (i.e., Teacher Workdays, Winter Break, etc.) 

Tab/Accordion Items

#1 Email letting us know of your interest

#2 The State agency will provide access to NC CONNECTS.

  • This is the online system through which institutions apply and file claims 

#3 Complete the online application in NC CONNECTS.