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Last Published: 09/10/2015
Reference Site What it contains
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Access to a data base of all Federal programs
OMB Circulars
Instructions & information issued by OMB. 
[Selected circulars often applied to FNS programs follow]
  • A-50 - Audit Follow-up
  • A-87 - Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments
  • A-102 - Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments
  • A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations
  • A-123 - Management Accountability and Control
  • A-133 - Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations
    • A-133 - Compliance Supplement, March 2005
    • A-133 - Compliance Supplement, March 2004
    • A-133 - Compliance Supplement, March 2003
    • A-133 - Compliance Supplement, March 2002
  • A-136 - Financial Reporting Requirements
TOP -Treasury Offset Program Centralized Federal debt collection program.
Debt Collection Improvement Act
Legislation directing increased electronic commerce and improved cash management & debt collection

Form FNS-711: Used to provide FNS with a Taxpayer ID number

FNS Program Data Selected statistical information of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Programs
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
(2006 - 1997 available)


The link to the left goes to the full page of Available CFR titles on GPO Access as maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

For a direct link to the more recent FNS Regulations, use the links below - Title 7,  Subtitle B, Chapter II,  parts 210-299

FNS Program Legislation


As maintained by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
  • -- Food Stamp Act of 1977
  • -- Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act
  • -- Child Nutrition Act of 1966
  • -- National School Lunch Act
  • -- Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983
  • -- Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Title IV & Secs. 741 & 742
Comptroller General Decisions Searchable data base of decisions made by the Comptroller General (GAO). These decisions deal with issues of Federal law concerning proper expenditure of Federal funds.
USDA Directives These promulgate USDA policy; delegate authority; establish responsibility; and prescribe procedures governing activities and operations. 
Federal Audit Clearinghouse The Federal Audit Clearinghouse operates on behalf of the Office of Management and Budget. Among its purposes are:
  • -- To disseminate audit information.
  • -- To support oversight of Federal audit requirements.
  • -- To help auditors and auditees minimize the reporting burden of complying with OMB Circular A-133.
Government Auditing Standards GAO Auditing Standards.
Indirect Costs Links to a page of sites that contain links to references of other agencies concerning allowable costs.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Links to the main CFR page of the Government Printing Office. The CFR is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government