Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0024
Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This instruction establishes the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency, Indian Tribal Organization, or other consignee must follow in receiving shipments of USDA Foods, and conveys established responsibilities for other entities such as USDA Foods vendors and carriers.

FNS Instruction 709-5
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0063
Authorized Supplemental Foods and Distribution Rates of Foods for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This instruction promulgates program policy and provides guidance on the supplemental foods authorized for distribution in the CSFP food package. It specifies the maximum allowable rates of distribution for the supplemental foods in each package.

FNS Instruction 835-1 Rev 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0051
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition against discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not. 

FNS Instruction 113-1
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0006
Classification of Applicants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This Instruction is intended to clarify the policy concerning classifying applicants in the CACFP. The classification of certain center programs as either independent centers or sponsoring organization/sponsored center(s) should be made from the program administrative information contained on the Application for Participation and Management Plan for Sponsoring Organizations.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1986-0002
Approval of Sponsors Under Investigation or Audit in the Summer Food Service Program

Applications of sponsors who are currently under investigation or audit or which have outstanding obligations related to their prior participation in the Summer Food Service Program should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.