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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance IFMS User Resources

Active IFMS users can access instructional materials, forms, and helpful references through the IFMS application. These materials are regularly updated to reflect the latest system changes with each release.

02/08/2022
Resource | Training FDPIR Household Certification Training Course

Welcome to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Household Certification Training course for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. FDPIR is a federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households living on Indian reservations, in designated areas near reservations, and in the State of Oklahoma. FNS developed the FDPIR Household Certification Training course to help Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) and state agency certification workers and their supervisors successfully administer the program.

02/18/2021
Resource | Webinars/Videos What’s New in the USDA DoD Fresh Program?

This webinar discusses recent updates and provides guidance on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Topics covered include: program allocations, adding new schools to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS), receipting orders in FFAVORS, and managing school food authority (SFA) expectations. This webinar is intended for FNS regional office and state distributing agency staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

11/21/2019
Resource | Webinars/Videos How to Encourage Variety in CSFP Food Package

This webinar discusses how to encourage variety in the CSFP Food Package and how to structure and operate your CSFP program to provide the greatest benefit to your clients. 

11/29/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos The Processing Rule Webinar: A General Overview

This webinar will help you better understand changes to the new USDA Foods processing regulations. USDA staff will review highlights and answer questions.

07/03/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part Two

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part II of this series, we discuss when different types of produce are available.

05/24/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos Best Practices for Receiving USDA DoD Fresh in FDPIR: Part One

As part of their FDPIR monthly food package benefit, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) are able to order fresh in-season produce. In Part I of this series, we discuss roles and responsibilities, receiving and checking produce, and how to report complaints. 

04/27/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos Monitoring with the FDPIR Inventory Calculator

This webinar provided an overview of the FDPIR Inventory Calculator and the FDPIR inventory monitoring process and discussed how to complete an inventory calculator, how to analyze the calculator results, and how the inventory calculator can help with order monitoring and planning. This webinar is appropriate for staff who use or will use the calculator, Team Leads, and Branch Chiefs.

01/30/2018
Resource | Webinars/Videos USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: The Basics for FDPIR

In this webinar, “The Basics,” Blair Tucker-Gruchala of the Food Distribution Division outlines the history of USDA DoD Fresh, how the program operates, and how to file a USDA DoD Fresh complaint.

06/26/2017
Resource | Webinars/Videos TEFAP Resource Allocation: Responding to Changing Needs within Your State

In this 2014 webinar for state distributing and recipient agencies operating The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Jeramia Garcia of the FNS Food Distribution Division Policy Branch reviews the Federal regulations governing the allocation of resources in TEFAP, and a panel of speakers – Sandi Hersh of Colorado, Mallory Reeves of Florida, and Kim Eads and Yvonne Pitrof of Washington – discuss aspects of their TEFAP resource allocation process and recent changes they have made to their TEFAP operations.

02/16/2017
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