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PART 249—Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

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This part announces regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The purposes of the SFMNP are to:

  1. Provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and herbs from farmers' markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs to low-income seniors;
  2. Increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic farmers' markets, roadside stands, and CSAs; and
  3. Develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers' markets, roadside stands, and CSAs.

These goals will be accomplished through payment of cash grants to approved state agencies. The SFMNP shall be supplementary to the food stamp program carried out under the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 USC 2011, et seq.), and to any other federal or state food or nutrition assistance program under which foods are distributed to needy families in lieu of food stamps.

Subpart A—General

§ 249.1   General purpose and scope.
§ 249.2   Definitions.
§ 249.3   Administration.

Subpart B—State Agency Eligibility

§ 249.4   State Plan.
§ 249.5   Selection of new state agencies.

Subpart C—Participant Eligibility

§ 249.6   Participant eligibility.
§ 249.7   Nondiscrimination.

Subpart D—Participant Benefits

§ 249.8   Level of benefits and eligible foods.
§ 249.9   Nutrition education.

Subpart E—State Agency Provisions

§ 249.10   Coupon, market, and CSA program management.
§ 249.11   Financial management system.
§ 249.12   SFMNP costs.
§ 249.13   Program income.
§ 249.14   Distribution of funds to state agencies.
§ 249.15   Closeout procedures.
§ 249.16   Administrative appeal of state agency decisions.

Subpart F—Monitoring and Review of state agencies

§ 249.17   Management evaluations and reviews.
§ 249.18   Audits.
§ 249.19   Investigations.

Subpart G—Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 249.20   Claims and penalties.
§ 249.21   Procurement and property management.
§ 249.22   Nonprocurement debarment/suspension, drug-free workplace, and lobbying restrictions.
§ 249.23   Records and reports.
§ 249.24   Data safeguarding procedures.
§ 249.25   Other provisions.
§ 249.26   SFMNP information.
§ 249.27   OMB Control Number.

Page updated: December 14, 2022