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 (CSFP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0027
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Income Guidelines for 2021

This memorandum transmits the 2021 Income Guidelines (IGs) for state agencies and ITOs in determining the eligibility of individuals applying to participate in CSFP. These guidelines should be used in conjunction with CSFP regulations, at 7 CFR Part 247, which establish household income limits.

Resource | Policy Memos
CSFP: Guidance on Temporary Food Package Issuance with Modified Quantities of Vegetables

This memorandum provides temporary issuance of CSFP food packages with less or no vegetables due to issues with vendors’ ability to supply canned vegetables.

Resource | Policy Memos
CSFP Caseload Assignments for the 2021 Caseload Cycle and Administrative Grants

The 2021 CSFP Allocation Memorandum includes the 2021 caseload allocations for state agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations based on FY 2020 participation and the level of funding provided in the FY 2021 appropriations. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
The Enhanced CSFP Food Package in Action: Where Are We Now?

In early 2020, programs began to implement the enhanced CSFP food package that includes more variety, flexibility, and healthier food options. This webinar focuses on the food package enhancements and how to successfully manage inventory to adjust for client preferences, logistical challenges, and inventory shortfalls. We provide an overview of the new foods that have improved the food package and review the inventory ordering tool to help states and local agencies adjust to changing needs based on client feedback.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP 101

The CSFP 101 webinar provides attendees with a brief history of CSFP, allowable uses of administrative funds, and policy basics.  Attendees also receive an overview of CSFP income eligibility standards and distribution of CSFP food package policies. This webinar is intended for state and local agencies who manage CSFP.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP Caseload Management Webinar

Each January the USDA releases annual Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) caseload levels for states. This February 20, 2020 webinar discussed how national caseload is calculated, how states receive additional caseload, and best practices for caseload management.  Additionally, we provided an overview of the new CSFP certification period requirements under the 2018 Farm Bill and how the change affects caseload management.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0009
CSFP: Income Guidelines for 2020

This memorandum transmits the 2020 Income Guidelines for state agencies and ITOs in determining the eligibility of individuals applying to participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0007
Revised Guidance for Use of Vendor/Private Staff in Call Centers: 2020 Update

Building on best practices to date and consistent with USDA’s efforts to improve customer service and increase state flexibility within the bounds of the law, while continuing to encourage states as laboratories of innovation, FNS is once again expanding allowable activities for states seeking to use vendor/private staff in call centers

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0001
CSFP: Final Caseload Assignments for the 2020 Caseload Cycle and Administrative Grants

On Dec. 20, 2019, President Trump signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 which provides $245 million for CSFP for FY 2020. Based on this funding level, FNS is issuing a final national caseload allocation of 736,110 for the 2020 caseload cycle. This amount is equal to the 2019 national caseload allocation. FNS is allocating final caseload and administrative grants as provided in this memo.