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Questions from the NAFMNP State Plan Session

EO Guidance Document #
FNS-GD-2001-0005
FNS Document #
FMNP 2001-1, Rev 1
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DATE: January 22, 2001
MEMO CODE: FMNP Final Policy Memorandum # 2001-1, Revision 1
SUBJECT: Questions from the National Association of Farmers' Market Nutrition
Programs (NAFMNP) State Plan Session
TO: Regional Directors
Supplemental Food Programs
All Regions

This final policy memorandum provides clarification on several questions raised during the State Plan Guidance session at the NAFMNP meeting in October 2000. The questions and answers are as follows:

Interest Earned on Rebates

Question: Can interest earned on WIC rebates be used as an allowable match source for the FMNP?

Answer: Yes, the interest earned on WIC rebate money is considered WIC program income. Program income is an allowable match source for the FMNP. As such, it falls under the WIC rules governing program income. This means that it can be used to meet the FMNP match requirement only if the WIC State agency determines that such funds are not needed for WIC Program purposes.

Other questions about allowable match sources will be addressed under a separate FMNP policy memorandum.

Coupons Used in Compliance Buys

Question: Are the coupons used in compliance buys food costs or administrative costs?

Answer: FMNP coupons used in compliance purchases can be either food or administrative costs. Since the level of funds is usually small, it may be costly and difficult to transfer the costs from food to administrative funds. Thus, the costs of effecting and documenting the transfer to administrative funds may exceed the value of the coupons. It may be more efficient to let the funds remain food costs. Food items obtained in compliance purchases should be donated to charitable organizations.

PATRICIAN. DANIELS
Director
Supplemental Food Programs Division

Updated: 01/22/2001

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.