This application is to be completed by any entity who wishes to provide food/beverages.
You must identify someone to manage food and/or beverages at the school site. This may be an SFUSD staff member or a representative from the organization providing food and/or beverages. A PDF copy of the completed application will be emailed to this person as well as the school's principal. Both the principal and the onsite partner must review it and provide confirmation to SNS that they agree to the terms of service.
The FPA will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Within 10 business days of receiving an application and confirmation from the onsite partner and principal, SNS will send a letter indicating approval or denial. Once your application is approved by SNS, your program must complete or have an approved Memorandum of Understanding or a Contract, and a Facilities Use Permit. (Anticipate at least 4 weeks after you receive an SNS pre-approval letter.)
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU): Any vendor or organization that wants to provide food and/or beverages to students in any public school free of charge to SFUSD must have an MOU approved by the Board of Education as well as the SFUSD's program, legal, and contracts departments before you being working with students. Please note that the process to approve and fully execute an MOU normally takes 3-4 weeks. For more information, visit:
CONTRACT: Vendors or Organizations who will be be paid by SFUSD must complete a contract, not an MOU. The SFUSD department/school paying for your services will guide you through the process to get an approved contract. Please keep in mind that it can take at least 4-6 weeks to fully execute a contract.
FACILITIES USE PERMIT: Anyone using an SFUSD facility outside of the regular school day must have a permit, and must pay permit fees - including nonprofit groups, public agencies, and private or commercial users. If your permit is related to an after-school program, you can coordinate directly with the after-school program provider to consider developing a joint facility use permit. Please allow at least three weeks to get a Facilities Use Permit. You can find detailed information about Facilities Use Permits and fees at:
Annual renewal of the FPA is required; per July 1 through June 30. However, programs can be extended a few weeks if needed, but dates must be listed on application.