Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

Resource | Policy Memos | WIC 2009-1
Clarification on Use of the WIC Acronym and Logo

This policy memorandum supplements an Instruction of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), WIC Program – Use of WIC Acronym and Logo.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Revisions to Bonding Requirements for Violating Retail and Wholesale Food Concerns

This final rule  revises the current bonding requirements imposed against participating retailers and wholesalers who have violated the Food Stamp Program rules and regulations.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: Verification of Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This interim rule implements provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 relating to verification of applications approved for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Waiver Requests to Eliminate the Interview Requirement Altogether

We recently received a request from a State agency to completely waive the requirement that the State agency conduct an interview at recertification for all households

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under PL 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act  2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 04-2009
Reminder Concerning E-Rate Audits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

We were asked by the FCC to issue a reminder about cooperating with contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.  Auditing for the current cycle is scheduled to begin in December 2008. Please refer to Policy Memorandum 29-2008 dated July 8, 2008,  for specific information.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions - Approval of Information Collection Request

This document announces approval of the information collection requirements (ICR) for the final rule entitled Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions published on August 8, 2008. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarifying SNAP Reporting Requirements - "Known to the State agency"

The National Office recently has received several questions from Regional Offices concerning what should be considered "known to the State agency" for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reporting purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-081
Distribution of Donated Foods to Service Institutions Participating in the Summer Food Service Program

In this memorandum, we present several options for consideration by the distributing agency to help ensure that service institutions receive donated foods for use in the summer meals provided in SFSP in an efficient and cost-effective manner.