Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Revisions to the Administrative Match Requirement

Through this rulemaking, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service  is codifying new and revised statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 . First, the Department is revising the minimum Federal share of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) administrative costs and State agency/Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) mandatory administrative match requirement amounts. Second, the Department is revising its administrative match waiver requirements by allowing State agencies and ITOs to qualify for a waiver if the required match share would be a substantial burden. Third, the Department is limiting the reduction of any FDPIR benefits or services to State agencies and ITOs that are granted a full or partial administrative match waiver. Last, the Department is allowing for other Federal funds, if such use is otherwise consistent with both the purpose of the other Federal funds and with the purpose of FDPIR administrative funds, to be used to meet the State agency/ITO administrative match requirement.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - SFMNP Information Collection

This information collection is requesting a revision to the previously approved burden hours due to program adjustments that primarily reflect expected changes in the number of SFMNP state agencies, individual/households (program recipients), and the number of farmers, farmers' markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs, from year to year.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - SFMNP Annual Financial and Program Data Report (FNS-683a)

The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PL 104-13. 

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FDPIR Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

When determining eligibility for FDPIR, the proposed rule would permanently exclude combat pay from being considered income and eliminate the maximum dollar limit of the dependent care deduction.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SFMNP Regulations, Nondiscretionary Provisions of PL 110-246, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

This final rule incorporates into the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program regulations, statutory provisions set forth in the Farm Bill of 2008. The three provisions include adding honey as an eligible food for purchase with Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program  benefits, prohibiting the value of SFMNP benefits from consideration as income or resources when determining eligibility for other programs under any federal, state or local law, and prohibiting the collection of state or local tax on a purchase of food with a benefit distributed under the SFMNP.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SFMNP Regulations - Announcement of Approval and Compliance Date, With Technical Amendment

This document announces the approval date of the provisions contained in the final rule published December 12, 2006 and amends the final rule to include the OMB Control Number assigned to the information collection burden.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Regulations

This final rule implements the provision of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 that gives the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to promulgate regulations for the operation and administration of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, thereby making it a permanent program rather than a competitive grant.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Regulations

This proposed rule implements the provision of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 that gives the Department of Agriculture the authority to promulgate regulations for the operation and administration of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).