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Resource | Policy Memos

CSFP: Revised Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates to Return to Full Vegetable Issuance

This memorandum provides return to the full issuance of eight units of vegetables or soup in CSFP food packages for May 2022 distributions and beyond.

Resource | Guidance Documents

FDPIR Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O shows the FDPIR monthly distribution guide rates by household size effective Oct. 1, 2021. This document is commonly referred to as the "FDPIR Guide Rate."  

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0028

Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Guidance on Temporary Shortage of Ultra-High Temperature Fluid Milk

This memorandum is in regards to a temporary shortage of ultra-high temperature (UHT) fluid milk in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0181

Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates

This updated Distribution Rates includes new CSFP USDA Food items and removes the guide rate attachment for children, who were phased out of CSFP in February 2020, as directed by the 2014 Farm Bill. With this update, the Distribution Rates have been simplified and pared down to one attachment.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0084

CSFP: Delayed Implementation of Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates

This memo has been superseded by the Oct. 22, 2020, memo "Commodity Supplemental Food Program Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates."

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0039

Distribution of TEFAP Foods to Children (Revised)

This memorandum provides guidance on the distribution of USDA Foods under TEFAP to children through Kids Cafe, Backpack, or similar programs.

FD-041
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0023

Retroactive Food Package Distributions (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify FNS policy regarding CSFP retroactive food package distributions.

FD-079
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0038

Revised Policy on Certification Periods for Zero Income Households

This memorandum provides revised policy guidance on certification periods pertaining to zero income households in FDPIR. FNS Handbook 501 provides that households who report zero income month after month must be asked as to how they sustain themselves and other household members.

FD-135
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0048

Replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed Due to a Household Misfortune

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed due to a household misfortune.

FD-117
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0049

Cancellation of FD-063, Household Eligibility Determinations for Disaster or Emergency Evacuees Residing with a Host Family

Policy Memoranda FD-063, Household Eligibility Determinations for Disaster or Emergency Evacuees Residing with a Host Family (dated Dec. 4, 2006), and FD-072, FDPIR Households Displaced During a Disaster (dated Feb. 19, 2008), are cancelled.

FD-094