Instructions for Reporting State Administrative Funds for Implementing the New Meal Patterns
To assist state agencies and FNS to better monitor the use of Section 201 funds, as mentioned in our August 15, 2014 memorandum SP60-2014 (Second Extension of Grant Period for State Administrative Funds to Implement New Meal Pattern Requirements), FNS has changed the frequency of financial reporting from annual reporting to quarterly reporting beginning with the fiscal year (FY) 2015. Our goal has been to make this change as easy and as seamless as possible while retaining all the necessary checks and balances. To that end, the decision was made not to make any changes to the CN-HHFKA-ADM SF-425 in the Food Programs Reporting System, but rather to request that state agencies continue report ing as they have done in the past by revising the “Final” report, on a quarterly basis. In addition, FNS is also requesting state agencies to move the FY 2014 annual reporting of these grants forward, from December 2014, to October, 2014.