Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0031
Civil Rights Compliance Review Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to standardize the FNS Civil Rights Division’s approach to compliance work in the NSLP, Special Milk Program and/or School Breakfast Program. The index above notes the most common and frequent items needed when conducting compliance work.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0065
Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table

This memorandum shares newly developed resources intended to promote reporting efficiency. The attached “Reporting Timeline” and “Reporting Table” were developed to assist with tracking the diverse reports required to be submitted by State agencies to the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) throughout the fiscal year.

SP 21-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0059
FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report: New Submission Date and Reporting Template

Section 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agency for publication by FNS.

SP10-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0064
Nonprofit School Food Service Account Nonprogram Food Revenue Requirements

Section 206 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by adding paragraph (q) on nonprogram foods. This amendment established requirements related to the revenue from the sale of nonprogram foods. 

SP 20-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0016
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SA Funds for Farm to School Related Expenses

This memorandum and attached Q&As clarify and highlight the use of State Administrative Expense funds, both as initially allocated and when reallocated, and State Administrative Funds for state-level coordination of farm to school activities related to the administration of the child nutrition programs.

SP28-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0062
CEP State Agency Procedures to Ensure Identified Student Percentage Accuracy

The Community Eligibility Provision, as authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1759a(a)(1)(F), is a proven and successful approach to ensuring that children in low income communities have access to healthy school meals.

SP15-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0043
Review of Special Provision Options 2 and 3 Base Year

Since School Year (SY) 2013 -2014, state agencies have been required to conduct a review of base year certification and benefit issuance documentation for any school food authority requesting approval to participate in NSLP or SBP using Special Provisions 2 or 3. State agencies must also review the documentation of any school food authority with a base year that was established prior to SY 2013-2014 before the end of the school food authority’s current approved cycle. This memorandum supersedes SP-59-2013, Review of Provision 2/3 Base Year, which was issued on Sept. 26, 2013.

SP46-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0033
Updated Offer vs Serve Guidance for the NSLP and SBP Beginning SY2015-16

Offer versus Serve is a provision in the NSLP and School Breakfast Program that allows students to decline some of the food offered. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste in the school meals programs while permitting students to decline foods they do not intend to eat. 

SP41-2015
Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2015-0029
Professional Standards: Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Standards: Frequently Asked Questions

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0010
Guidance on Reallocation of CACFP Audit Funds

This memorandum provides the information needed to conduct the FY 2015 reallocation of CACFP Audit funds.

CACFP07-2015