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-2006-0003
WPM #2006-4: Vendor Cost Containment Interim Rule

This policy memorandum supplements the guidance provided to state agencies on Jan. 4, 2006, regarding the significance of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued on Dec. 29, 2005, by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, for the implementation of the WIC Vendor Cost Containment Interim Rule, published in the Federal Register on Nov. 29, 2005, at 70 FR 71708.

WIC 2006-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0048
Q&A – Implementation of New Racial/Ethnic Data Collection

Attached is a Q&A fact sheet that answers questions and provides further guidance on the new racial/ethnic data collection and the new FNS-101 reporting. The July 31, 2006, memorandum offers further policy guidance on this regulation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0030
Interim Guidance On WIC Vendor Cost Containment

 Interim Guidance On WIC Vendor Cost Containment

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 January 24, 2006. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0029
FSP – 2-Year ABAWD Waivers – Using the Same Area for Multiple Waivers

This is a follow-up of our memorandum of February 3, 2006, authorizing 2-year waivers of the work requirements of 7 CFR 273.24 for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). Since we issued the original memorandum, we have received several requests in which state agencies have requested waivers under which they proposed to include the same jurisdiction in waivers covering two different approval periods.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0033
Food Stamp Outreach Plan Activities

This memorandum addresses questions recently raised about the allowable scope of formal state Food Stamp Program outreach plans. The specific issue is whether state FSP outreach plans may include activities directed to access and retention of current participants in addition to outreach and education efforts directed to nonparticipating persons.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0043
FSP – Farm Bill Questions and Answers – Set No. 5

Attached is the fifth set of questions and answers in response to issues raised by states since the issuance of our four earlier sets of questions and answers, clarifying the certification provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171, (Farm Bill), which was enacted on May 13, 2002.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0039
FSP - Implementation of New Racial/Ethnic Data Collection

On May 18, 2006, FNS published the attached final rule entitled, "Civil Rights Data Collection" in the Federal Register. The final rule implements the new racial and ethnic data collection and reporting for the Food Stamp Program to comply with the l 997 data collection standards issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions

This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements with respect to the distribution, management, and use of donated foods in the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and by charitable institutions.