This memorandum provides clarification regarding households determined to be categorically eligible for FDPIR in accordance with provisions at sections 4300-4320 of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Handbook 501.
Further Clarification on the Prohibition Against Explicitly Religious Activities As Part of TEFAP and CSFP Activities
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide clarification on “explicitly religious activities” and provide specific examples related to The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Questions and Answers Related to the 7 CFR Part 16: Equal Opportunity for Religious Organizations Final Rule
This memorandum answers questions to assist state, local, and eligible recipient agencies in implementing the provisions of the Final Rule and is being released in conjunction with Policy Memorandum FD-142: Further Clarification on Explicitly Religious Activities.
The purpose of this memorandum is to implement the revised threshold for conducting audits, as established in the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements.
The memorandum outlines the conditions under which eligible recipient agencies can provide meals to volunteers staffing distribution sites and charge as a TEFAP administrative expense.
The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide further guidance and clarity on new donated food insurance requirements for state distributing agencies, subdistributing agencies, select commercial storage facilities, and recipient agencies that have agreements with the state distributing agency or subdistributing agency to store and distribute donated foods.
In this July 26, 2016, webinar for state and local agencies administering CSFP and TEFAP, the Food Distribution Division’s policy branch staff outline the regulatory changes in two recently released final rules:
Written Notice and Referral Requirements for Beneficiaries Receiving TEFAP and CSFP Benefits from Religious Organizations
The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the written notice and referral requirements for religious organizations that receive USDA Foods or administrative funding as part of TEFAP or CSFP.
This memorandum provides guidance on policies and procedures regarding CSFP waiting lists and caseload management. This memorandum was revised on May 5, 2016 .
Lauren King-Dillon and Special Allen of the FNS Food Distribution Division (FDD) Household Operations Branch review multi-food and direct shipments, ordering and planning, inventory management best practices, and WBSCM information, and Carolyn Smalkowski and Erica Antonson of the FDD Policy Branch discuss food package distribution, caseload management, inventories, and the inventory calculator.