Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0030
FY 2020 Reallocation of SAE Funds in Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides the information needed to conduct the FY 2020 reallocation of SAE funds.

SP10 CACFP05-2020
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-2019-0081
Best Practices for Project Management for the Child Nutrition Programs System Replacement or Upgrade

This memorandum is the third in a series of memoranda to support state agencies administering the child nutrition programs as they enhance or build Information Technology solutions for their state agency operations. The series will provide state agencies with best practices and practical direction on child nutrition IT system planning, procurement, project management, data ownership and intellectual property, and testing.

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0080
CN Information Technology Solutions: Best Practices for Defining the Child Nutrition Programs System Replacement or Upgrade

This memorandum is the second in a series of memoranda to support state agencies administering the child nutrition programs as they enhance or build Information Technology solutions for their state agency operations.

SP01 CACFP01 SFSP01-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0005
Fiscal Year 2017 Reallocation of SAE Funds in Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum and attachments provide the information needed to conduct the FY 2017 reallocation of SAE funds. Reallocation is a formal process by which state agencies can: (1) request additional SAE funds above their initial authorized funding level; or (2) return SAE funds they do not need.

SP18 CACFP07-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0086
2017 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option

This memorandum consolidates the recent policy changes in the NSLP,  SBP, and SFSP that affect the implementation of the Seamless Summer Option. This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP 37-2015, 2015 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option, May 22, 2015.

SP09-2017
Resource | Forms
Federal-State Agreement Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs

This agreement sets out the requirements for administering the child nutrition programs and the food distribution programs.

FNS-74
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0082
Use of School and Census Data

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In addition, this memorandum consolidates previous guidance and simplifies the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burdens on state agencies and program operators.

SP 05-2014, CACFP 02-2014, SFSP 05-2014
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020
Variations in Meal Requirements for religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions, and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0068
Allowability of Participant Payments and Contributions for Foods Donated by the USDA and/or Non-USDA Sources

This memorandum clarifies FNS regulations and policies regarding the allowability of requiring payment and soliciting contributions (i.e., "payments" or "pay") in exchange for foods from FNS program participants.

FD-097