Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0036
Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program

Section 220.9(d) of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulations outlines criteria for schools to qualify for severe need reimbursement. Included in these criteria is the requirement that 40 percent or more of the lunches served to students at that school in the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. This criterion is intended to ensure that the severe need reimbursement rate is provided to schools which have already demonstrated that a high percentage of meals, defined as 40 percent or more of lunches, are being served to needy students.

SP 23-2005
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0010
Statutory Changes in the Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Determination Process and Revised Prototype Application Implementation Memo

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (PL 108-265), enacted June 30, 2004, amended sections of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) affecting the eligibility determination process for free and reduced price benefits under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program for Children.

SP-12-2005
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0007
Direct Certification and Direct Verification for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 allows children to be certified as eligible for free meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) based on participation in other programs authorized under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. No further application by the child’s household is necessary.

FD-045
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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0021
Applicability of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Cost Circulars to Fixed Price Contracts

Recently, we received an inquiry on behalf of a food service management company (FSMC). The inquiry asked whether the OMB cost principles were relevant to the food acquisition costs borne by a FSMC charging a school food authority (SFA) a fixed price per meal for the reimbursable meals and contractually agreed upon meal equivalents served under the contract.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0025
July 2005 Procurement Questions

We are continuing to receive questions regarding procurements in the child nutrition programs, particularly in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Attached are the most recently received questions and answers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0056
Local Wellness Policy Letter to State Director

In Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-265), each local educational agency (LEA) participating in a program authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 is required to establish a local wellness policy for schools under the LEA, not later than the first day of the school year beginning after June 30, 2006.

SP04-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0020
Procurement Questions

We have recently received a series of questions regarding the procurement of automated meal accountability systems in conjunction with the procurement of a food service management company.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0017
Recent Procurement Procedure Questions

Periodically, we receive questions concerning the procurement requirements of 7 CFR Parts 3016 and 3019 and certain procurement procedures used by public and nonprofit school food authorities. Attached are a number of these recent questions and their corresponding answers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0046
Revised – Replacement of Commodities due to Natural Disasters

This memorandum supersedes the October 19, 2005 memorandum on Replacement of Commodities due to Natural Disasters.