We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children. First Step To Nutrition has sponsored Family and Group Daycare Providers in the state of Pennsylvania since 1989. We are a state approved sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. First Step To Nutrition services 35 counties in Eastern and Central PA. We are excited to offer an online claiming program since May 2007, direct deposit of funds, and multi shift and weekend participation.
We have just been notified that there has been a revision to the January claim month payment schedule. State Treasury will release the funds next Thursday, March 1. There will be no payment today February 23. For those few Providers who submitted their January claim month late, you will now be paid March 19 instead of March 1. Apologies for the late notice of payment date change.
New January claim payment date - Thursday March 1
Late January Claim payment date - Monday March 19
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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.