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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0131

USDA Foods Program Disaster Manual

This manual contains important information for persons in FNS headquarters, FNS regional offices, and distributing agencies, which include state distributing agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations that are charged with the responsibility of providing USDA Foods to disaster relief organizations in the event of a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0091

Additional Information on FY 2020 Funding Sources for TEFAP

In FY 2020, TEFAP received a significant amount of additional funding for food purchases and administrative expenses through the Food Purchase Distribution Program and legislation in response to the novel coronavirus public health emergency.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0079

TEFAP COVID-19 Q&As

This memorandum includes questions and answers on flexibilities available to TEFAP state agencies on the operation of TEFAP. These flexibilities may assist state agencies that administer TEFAP in continuing to provide food to people in need during the novel COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0052

TEFAP: Allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act Supplemental Appropriations

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act  provides $450 million in supplemental funding for TEFAP for FY 2020, with up to $150 million of the supplemental funding is available as administrative funds and the remaining amount will be made available as food funds. 

Resource | Technical Assistance

2020 TEFAP FFCRA Allocation Worksheet

Total Food and Administrative Funds Provided Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) - April 2020

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0026

Q&As related to COVID-19: WIC and the Food Distribution Programs

With the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to assist with the novel coronavirus public health emergency,  WIC received an increase in funding for the program as well as increased ability to provide states with the flexibilities they need to support mothers, infants and children that rely on WIC.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0025

TEFAP Flexibilities for State Agencies

During an emergency situation such as the COVID-19 public health emergency, there are flexibilities available to TEFAP state agencies to assist them in continuing to provide food to people in need. Implementing TEFAP flexibilities can be achieved simply by submitting a written explanation (i.e., state plan amendment) to the FNS regional office for expedited review and approval.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0096

Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures Revised

This memorandum consolidates and clarifies select disaster/emergency policies and procedures applicable to the CSFP, the FDPIR, and TEFAP.

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Resource | Policy Memos

TEFAP: Allocation of Disaster Supplemental Appropriations

On Jan. 29, 201 3, President Barack Obama signed the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act 2013, providing TEFAP with $6 million in supplemental funding. The Act gives the Secretary authority to provide these funds to the States affected by Hurricane Sandy without regard to the formula normally used to allocate TEFAP entitlement foods and administrative funding among the States. In addition, the Act also gives the Secretary authority to provide the supplemental funding as USDA Foods, administrative funds, or both. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0055

Continuation of USDA Food Assistance During a Human Pandemic (Revised)

This policy memorandum is the result of activities undertaken to plan a government-wide response to a potential human pandemic and addresses the operation of its USDA food programs during a major pandemic event. 

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