Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0089
Financial Management - CACFP

CACFP funds are provided to assist State agencies through grants and other means to initiate and maintain nonprofit food service Programs for eligible children and adult participants in nonresidential institutions that provide care. This Instruction establishes program standards, principles and guidelines for financial management.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0082
Use of School and Census Data

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in CACFP, SFSP, and the Seamless Summer Option of the NSLP. In addition, this memorandum consolidates previous guidance and simplifies the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burdens on state agencies and program operators.

SP05 CACFP02 SFSP05-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0074
Electronic Receipting for USDA Direct and Multi-Food Shipments (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of a new and revised requirement for all Receiving Organizations (i.e., organizations that receive shipments of Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods, including Distributing Agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO), recipient agencies, processors, and warehouses). This memorandum replaces the previous FD-062 dated April 25, 2011 , and adjusts the maximum timeframe for entering shipment receipts in the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System.

FD-062
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0072
Questions and Answers: Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum clarifies the uses of State Administrative Expense funds for administrative and other expenses incurred in the food distribution program for child nutrition programs.

FD-131
Resource | Infographics
SNAP: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy

Many Americans living in poverty do not have access to healthy food at a reasonable price, compelling them to make unhealthy food choices. The goal of SNAP is to increase food security and access to a healthy diet among low-income households. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0032
Income Eligibility Guidance

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide clarification regarding the income eligibility determination and documentation requirements necessary for participation in WIC.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2013-3
Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0031
Special Negatives Review

On June 11, 2010, FNS published in final the rule entitled "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Quality Control Provisions of Title IV of PL 107-171." The attached form guides states through the negative action quality control review.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020
Variations in Meal Requirements for Religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

783-13 Rev. 3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0015
USDA Foods Bone-in-Chicken Products

USDA Food and Nutrition Service policy memo SP 26-2013, "Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximums for School Year 2013-14" extends the flexibility regarding Meat/Meat Alternate (M/MA) maximums for SY 2013-13, allowing state agencies to assess compliance based on the minimum daily and weekly serving requirements only.  

FD-129
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Nondiscretionary Amendments Related to the HHFKA of 2010

This final rule implements several nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, including those related to categorical eligibility for foster children, removal of limits on private nonprofit sponsors, outreach to eligible families, simplification of area eligibility for day care homes, application of school food safety requirements, and permanent agreements for institutions and sponsors.