Tennessee SFSP Application

Become a program Sponsor, Site, or Volunteer

Interested in participating in the Tennessee Summer Food Service Program as a Sponsor or Site?

Contact us at TNSFSP.DHS@tn.gov or (615) 313-4749 to ensure that you are on the mailing list to receive all of the latest SFSP application updates.


The annual deadline date for submitting applications from new sponsors is 30 days prior to the proposed beginning of meal service, and no later than June 15.

In accordance with CFR 225.6, The State agency must require that all applicant sponsors submit written applications for Program participation to the State agency by June 15.

Within 30 days of receiving a complete and correct application, the State agency shall notify the applicant of its approval or disapproval. If an incomplete application is received, the State agency shall so notify the applicant within 15 days and shall provide technical assistance for the purpose of completing the application. Any disapproved applicant shall be notified of its right to appeal under §225.13.

The Summer Food Service Program is an equal opportunity program. If you believe you or anyone has been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, write immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD).

For more information, contact SFSP personnel at (615) 313-4749

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form - English, (AD-3027) USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form - Spanish 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:  program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.