The FNS State Systems conducted team has produced a series of training presentations designed to help State Agencies understand and comply with the FNS approval process. These eight on-line presentations correspond to FNS Handbook 901, with information on the key documents or phases in the process. One of the units focuses specifically on the testing requirements and other changes to the regulations that were published in January 2014.
These presentations are best viewed in the sequence shown below as the APD process terminology, procedures, and concepts build upon each other. However, each presentation will make sense on its own, if the viewer just needs information on a particular document or system lifecycle phase. We encourage you to use the presentations as a refresher, to to acquaint new project team members with FNS requirements and best practices, whenever you are starting a new project or entering a new phase.
Although the presentations are relevant to both SNAP and WIC, and to both MIS and EBT projects, some information in them is more specifically targeted to MIS, rather than EBT. Please contact your State Systems representative, or Regional Office Program representative, should you have questions.
Also available below are printable PDFs of the presentations as handouts, for use in taking notes.
Please use this link to send us any feedback on the presentations.
2012: ACA Mythbusters
2010: Myths and Truths of Modernization
2010: Approaches to Painless Procurement
2009: APD Process 101 for Executives (PowerPoint)
2009: APD Process for Vendors (PowerPoint)
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2009: Alternatives Analysis