Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0013
Determining Inventory Levels of USDA Foods for Use in TEFAP and Inventory Reporting Requirements

State agencies must exercise diligence to ensure that TEFAP food inventories are managed effectively, efficiently, and without waste. The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide state agencies with the direction and guidance necessary in maintaining proper inventory levels of USDA Foods for TEFAP, including the estimation of monthly utilization rates for new or bonus USDA Foods for which there are no historical usage records.

FD-128
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0039
Distribution of TEFAP Foods to Children (Revised)

This memorandum provides guidance on the distribution of USDA Foods under TEFAP to children through Kids Cafe, Backpack, or similar programs.

FD-041
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0051
Implementation of Modifications to the TEFAP Allocation Formula

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the implementation, effective December 15, 2007, of the modifications to the TEFAP allocation formula that we proposed in the Federal Register notice published on October 24, 2007.

FD-070
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0016
In-Kind Contributions

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide clarification on in-kind contributions, specifically, whether a state’s purchase of additional foods for distribution could be classified as an in-kind contribution.

FD-016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0061
Review of Administrative Funds Provided to Eligible Recipient Agencies (ERA) in TEFAP

Policy Memorandum FD-126 provides clarification on 7 CFR 251.10(e)(2)(i). This memorandum outlines the method state agencies should use to monitor eligible recipient agencies' expenditures of TEFAP administrative funds.  

FD-126
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0038
TEFAP Local-Level Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the federal requirements for record keeping and reporting in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

FD-036
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0020
Tracking and Notification Requirements for TEFAP Foods for Audit Purposes

This policy memorandum clarifies the audit-related tracking and notification requirements for TEFAP state agencies and Eligible Recipient Agencies (ERA) that further distribute or pass-through TEFAP food or funds to ERAs and are subject to audit requirements under 7 CFR Part 3052.

FD-106
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0059
Use of TEFAP Administrative Funds for Expenses Associated with Foods Secured From Other Sources

This memorandum is being issued to emphasize that states may use TEFAP administrative funds to pay for direct and indirect expenses associated with both the distribution of TEFAP foods and of foods secured from other non-federal sources, as set out in 7 CFR 251.8(e)(1). Foods secured from other sources is defined as any foods not obtained from USDA food assistance programs.

FD-095
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2002-0015
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Administrative Costs

This Instruction establishes policy for charging allowable costs associated with the administration of TEFAP, and for assigning such costs to states and eligible recipient agencies (ERAs).  Such classification of costs is necessary in order to demonstrate compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements described in section II, of this document.

FNS Instruction 716-3 Rev. 1
Resource | Fact Sheets
TEFAP Fact Sheet

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, USDA purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies.