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Resource | Policy Memos Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule: State Agency Discretion for Repeat Meal Pattern Violations Fiscal Action

The purpose of this memorandum is to remind state agencies of discretionary and required fiscal action for meal pattern violations, including the new provision of the Child Nutrition Program Integrity final rule

SP 04-2024
Resource | Policy Memos Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule: Administrative Review & FSMC Review Cycles

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional information on the 5-year review cycle provision of the Child Nutrition Program Integrity final rule. This memorandum relates to program-specific changes in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

SP 03-2024
Resource | Policy Memos SNAP Auth-Reauth - Business Integrity

This memo clarifies business integrity requirements and factors that FNS may and may not consider when determining a firm’s participation in SNAP.

Resource | Policy Initial Implementation Memo: Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

This memorandum provides initial implementation guidance for the Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule. This memorandum applies to state agencies administering and school food authorities, institutions and sponsors implementing the NSLP, SBP, CACFP, and SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos Summer EBT Eligibility, Certification, and Verification

This memorandum provides information to assist states, tribal organizations, and territories in preparing to implement Summer EBT in 2024.

SEBT 03-2023
Resource | Policy Memos Initial Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program

This guidance memo addresses sponsors’ monitoring requirements of its sites and food service operations in the SFSP. This guidance applies to sponsors’ management responsibilities of conducting initial site visits and full reviews of food service, including visits of non-congregate rural meal sites.

SFSP 10-2023
Resource | Policy Memos FD-152: Discontinuance of the High Security Seal Requirement for USDA Foods Deliveries

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will discontinue the requirement for vendors to use high security seals to secure USDA Foods deliveries as of July 1, 2023. 

Resource | Policy Memos SFSP Best Practices for Meal Claim Verification and Ensuring Properly Payable Claims

This memorandum provides best practices for state agencies for using appropriate documentation for claim validation for self-preparation sites and ensuring claims are properly payable in the Summer Food Service Program.

SFSP 05-2023
Resource | Policy Memos Guidance on Performance Standards, Budgets, and Management Plans in the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for state agencies and program operators on aspects of the final rule that aligned the SFSP with other child nutrition programs: performance standards, budgets, and management plans.

SFSP 03-2023
Resource | Policy Memos Implementation of the National Accuracy Clearinghouse Interim Final Rule Memo

This landmark rule establishes requirements for state agencies to use the NAC, an innovative technology-based solution designed to identify and prevent duplicate participation. As a result, this rule takes significant steps to both enhance program integrity by reducing the risk of improper payments and improve customer service by requiring state agencies to take timely action to resolve NAC matches. 

Page updated: October 14, 2021