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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Electronic Benefits Transfer Online Purchasing Pilot Request for Volunteers

This Request for Volunteers combines the need to conduct a pilot project with the extensive groundwork started by an FNS industry work group in 2010-2011, and invites retailers currently operating websites that sell SNAP-eligible foods and that meet the inventory requirements to be authorized as a SNAP retailer, to apply for participation in the projects. 

Resource | Nutrition Education
Discover MyPlate: Emergent Reader Mini Books

Discover MyPlate includes six emergent readers featuring kindergarten-level sight words that help children build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0081
Separation of Duties Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

Separation of Duties Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

WIC 2016-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0082
Verification of Certification Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

Verification of Certification Webinar Frequently Ask Questions

WIC 2016-4
Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2016-0009
WIC Food Packages State Agency Frequently Asked Questions

WIC Food Packages State Agency Frequently Asked Questions

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0040
Breastfeeding Policy and Guidance

Breastfeeding Policy and Guidance 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0003
Preventing Bias, Misusing Error Review Committees and Third Party Consultants, Federal Access to State Systems, and State Responsibility to Address Over and Under Issuances

This memorandum is intended to clarify existing regulatory and policy guidance to ensure awareness of our shared responsibility to preserve the integrity of SNAP's quality control system, based on findings from recent FNS reviews of state quality control operations.

SNAP QC Policy Memo 2016-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0043
New Threshold for State Submittal of CAPER Corrective Action Center Drive Plans

The SNAP quality control (QC) system measures the accuracy of State eligibility and benefit determinations. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, QC's measurement of errors in cases that were denied, terminated and suspended was renamed from the negative error rate to the case and procedural error rate (CAPER). The name change was accompanied by a new review process that takes into account customer service aspects of negative actions, such as timeliness and correctness of the notice, in addition to the accuracy of the determination.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0102
Quality Control Procedural Clarifications and Federal Access to State Systems

The Quality Control system is an integral component of FNS’ responsibility to effectively administer SNAP to ensure families receive critical nutrition assistance while practicing strong public stewardship. It is crucial that the QC processes at the state and federal level report statistically valid results that are fully substantiated by documentation in the case file.

QC Policy Memo 17-01