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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0032

Accommodations for Non-Traditional Program Operators

In response to the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 directive to examine the feasibility of reducing program paperwork and recordkeeping requirements, FNS convened a paperwork reduction work group of CACFP stakeholders.

CACFP 11-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0006

State Agency Model Systems Transfers

This policy memorandum outlines the requirements for the revised WIC Advance Planning Document process and provides additional guidance to state agencies that are interested in the transfer of a SAM system.

WIC 2007-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0001

Certification and Monthly Food Benefits Issuance Cycles and Reporting Monthly Participation on the FNS-798

This policy memo provides clarification of several program requirements regarding certification and monthly food benefits issuance cycles and reporting monthly participation on the WIC Financial Management and Participation Report (FNS-798).

WIC 2007-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0049

Face-to-Face Interview Waiver Criteria

This is to advise you that we are expanding our criteria for the approval of waivers of the face-to-face interview at both initial and recertification. We also wish to note that since state agencies already may waive the face-to-face interview on an individual case basis based on a finding of hardship, we are now categorizing these waivers as waivers of the requirement that state agencies document hardship prior to utilizing alternatives to the face-to-face interview.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0045

Client Confidentiality and Group Interviews

Protecting the confidentiality of food stamp applicants and participants has been an important component of the Food Stamp Program since its inception. While FNS has been aware for some time that a number of state agencies have been making use of group interviews in order to simplify office operations, recently regional pffices also have asked for guidance on various ways that group interviews might be conducted in their states. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0018

WPM #2006-5: Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment-WIC Nutrition Assessment Policy

The VENA Guidance is intended to guide WIC state agencies in developing policies and procedures related to all aspects of nutrition assessment.

WIC 2006-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0010

FSP – 2-Year Approval of Waivers of the Work Requirements for ABAWDs under 7 CFR 273.24

At the request of the state agencies, SNAP offered a two-year ABAWD waiver under limited circumstances.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0008

Updated Poverty Income Guidelines

The US Department of Health and Human services published its annual update of poverty income guidelines in the Federal Register of Jan. 24, 2006.