FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2016
Contact: Cynthia T. Graham
Director of Public Relations
(340) 774-0100, Ext. 8136
ST. THOMAS, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education State Office of Special Nutrition Programs has announced the availability of the 2016 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor application packages and summer job applications.
Public or non-profit organizations interested in becoming a sponsor, as well as high school or college students interested in applying for a summer job may obtain the desired application by contacting the State Office of Special Nutrition Programs at (340) 774-0100 x 2817 (St. Thomas-St. John) or (340) 773-1095 x 7082 or x 7046 (St. Croix).
Submission deadline for the sponsor application package is Friday, May 13, 2016. Submission deadline for summer job applications is Friday, May 27, 2016.
School-age children from years 2 - 18 may receive free meals through SFSP. Persons 19 years of age and older with mental or physical disability (as determined by a state or local educational agency) and who participates during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program (established for the mentally or physically disabled) is also eligible to receive meals.
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.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.