Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0148
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2021

This memorandum provides the total funding amount available to FNS to distribute to state agencies, which is $202.9 million for FY 2021.

SP22-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0147
CN - Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children – Extension 3

This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - Extension, granted on May 14, 2020 until Sept. 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier. This waiver extension applies to the NSLP Seamless Summer Option and the SFSP.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #47
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0150
Questions and Answers for the Child Nutrition Programs during School Year 2020-21 – #5

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators as they transition to the upcoming school year. 

SP24 CACFP13 SFSP13-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0082
Use of School and Census Data

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In addition, this memorandum consolidates previous guidance and simplifies the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burdens on state agencies and program operators.

SP 05-2014, CACFP 02-2014, SFSP 05-2014
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1997-0006
The Grains/Breads Requirement for the Food-Based Menu Planning Alternatives in the Child Nutrition Programs

This Instruction sets forth the criteria to be used to determine acceptable grains/breads, the criteria to be used to determine equivalent minimum serving sizes, and examples of foods that qualify as grains/breads for meals served under the food-based menu planning alternatives in all child nutrition programs

783-1 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1994-0013
Meal Substitutions for Medical or Other Special Dietary Reasons

This Instruction outlines the policy for food substitutions and other modifications in the meal patterns necessary to meet the dietary requirements of program participants with handicaps and with other special dietary needs.

783-2 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1971-0001
Matching of Funds

This Instruction provides information for state agencies with respect to the matching requirements of Section 210.6 of the National School Lunch Program Regulations as they pertain to state revenues.

FNS Instruction 787-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0140
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the SFSP – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension, issued on June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug. 31, 2020 applies to monitoring of schools and institutions operating SFSP during an unanticipated school closure. This waiver extension remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #42
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0139
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Extension, issued June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug.  31, 2020 applies to the NSLP and the School Breakfast Program. The onsite monitoring portion of this waiver remains in effect through June 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #41
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0157
CN - Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites - Extension

Nationwide waiver to allow  area eligibility for closed enrolled sites in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option- Extension.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #48