Summer Food Service Program participants must repay disallowances using non-SFSP funds.

Topic: Early Care & Learning, Decided by Judge Walker-Russell 
Docket Number: 1653326 , Decision Date: 2016-07-25 
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The Petitioner, a participant in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), was required to repay a debt to SFSP after the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) discovered that it exceeded its state-approved budget for store purchases.  DECAL subsequently sought to disqualify the Petitioner from the SFSP after the Petitioner failed to submit documentation to verify that the disallowed costs had been repaid with non-SFSP funds.  The Court upheld the proposed disqualification, finding that the Petitioner had failed to correct the serious deficiencies identified by DECAL.