Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0005
Fiscal Year 2017 Reallocation of SAE Funds in Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum and attachments provide the information needed to conduct the FY 2017 reallocation of SAE funds. Reallocation is a formal process by which state agencies can: (1) request additional SAE funds above their initial authorized funding level; or (2) return SAE funds they do not need.

SP18 CACFP07-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0062
Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns in NSLP and SBP: Q&As

On April 25, 2016, FN) published the final rule, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” to update the National School Lunch Program’s and School Breakfast Program’s  meal pattern requirements for infants and preschoolers under 7 CFR 210.10 and 220.8.

SP 01-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0020
FNS-640 Administrative Review Report Form and Instructions

This memorandum provides an overview of the redesign of the FNS-640 Administrative Review Report and provides information regarding FNS-640 instructions, system updates and upcoming activities. The FNS-640 is scheduled to be available in the Food Program Reporting System by January 2018.

SP25-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0058
Revised SY16-17 SFA-3 Administrative Review Form for FNS-640 Reporting

This memorandum provides the SY 2016-2017 SFA-3 with revised instructions that provide additional information and clarifications to the previously released form’s instructions. The revised instructions will assist with the completion of the FNS-640 report that is due on March 1, 2018.

SP43-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0027
Transition Period for Updated CACFP, Infant, Preschool Meal Patterns

This memorandum, which was in effect from May 10, 2017 through September 30, 2018, outlined a transition period for implementing the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns and the updated infant and preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

SP30 CACFP13-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0026
2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge - Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools

This is the 2017 Edition of Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools. This best practice guide is designed to support state agencies and local program operators in their efforts to find workable solutions to the challenge of unpaid meal charges. This edition incorporates clarifications requested by state agencies and FNS regional offices.

SP29-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0049
2018 Direct Certification Improvement Grant RFA

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Direct Certification Improvement Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The grants are available to state agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to fund the costs of improving your direct certification rates with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and other needs-based assistance programs, as allowed under federal statute and regulations.

SP41-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0022
Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

This Question and Answer memorandum is designed to provide practical guidance related to accommodating disabilities in the school meal programs, which are the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, the Special Milk Program, and the NSLP Afterschool Snacks Program.

SP26-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0057
Beginning Verification before October 1: Guidance to Local Educational Agencies

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance to state agencies and local educational agencies (LEAs) on the option to begin verification activities before October 1.

SP42-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0030
Clarifications for Fiscal Action School Food Authority-Wide for Administrative Reviews in School Year 2016-2017

This memorandum addresses questions recently raised by state agencies regarding the FNS requirement to apply fiscal action School Food Authority-wide and assists state agencies in completing administrative reviews of SFAs in School Year 2016-17. This memorandum should be used in conjunction with the FNS memos, SP44-2016: Administrative Reviews - Revised Manual, Forms, and Tools (School Year 2016-2017), SP56-2016: Additional Guidance for the Implementation of the Administrative Reviews in School Nutrition Programs Final Rule, and SP07-2017: Completion of Fiscal Action in School year 2016-2017 Administrative Reviews.

SP 31-2017