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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Affirmative Action Plan for the Recruitment, Hiring, Advancement, and Retention of Persons with Disabilities

To capture agencies’ affirmative action plan for persons with disabilities and persons with targeted disabilities, EEOC regulations and MD-715 require agencies to describe how their affirmative action plan will improve the recruitment, hiring, advancement, and retention of applicants and employees with disabilities.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

FY2022 Farm to School Grant Application Templates

FY 2022 Farm to School Grant RFA Planning Templates

Resource | Infographics

SNAP Benefits - COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

In response to the pandemic, Congress temporarily increased SNAP benefits in two ways: raising all benefits by 15% and boosting every household to the maximum benefit for their household size. In April 2021,

Resource | Grants

Farm to School Grantee Progress Reports (2021 Grantees)

Progress reports for each of the Farm to School Grants awarded in 2021.

Resource | Grants

Farm to School Grantee Baseline and Final Reports (2021 Grantees)

Instructions for completing the 2021 Farm to School Grant Baseline and Final Reports.

Resource | Grants

USDA-OCFS Farm to School Grant Program: Baseline, Progress and Financial Reporting Webinar

Webinar intended for 2021 Farm to School Grantees covering baseline, progress and financial reporting.

Resource | Infographics

The Thrifty Food Plan Re-Evaluation

Congress directed USDA to re-evaluate the Thrifty Food Plan based on “current food prices, food composition data, consumption patterns, and dietary guidance.”  The 2021 TFP reflects the latest available data and is designed to meet the needs of low-income Americans in a cost-conscious way.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Estimated Increase in SNAP Benefits - FY 2022

As a result of the Thrifty Food Plan re-evaluation, SNAP-participating households will receive an increase in benefits of , on average, $36 per person – or about $1.20 per day.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0087

SNAP – Fiscal Year 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the federal FY 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to the SNAP maximum allotments for the 48 contiguous states and D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2021.

Resource | Guidance Documents

2021 Farm to School Grantee Checklist

This checklist is intended to help new Farm to School Grantees complete the "New Grantee Enrollment Process." Grantees must complete all the necessary steps of the enrollment process prior in order to begin receiving grant funding.