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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0065

Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table

This memorandum shares newly developed resources intended to promote reporting efficiency. The attached “Reporting Timeline” and “Reporting Table” were developed to assist with tracking the diverse reports required to be submitted by state agencies to the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) throughout the fiscal year.

SP21-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0064

Nonprofit School Food Service Account Nonprogram Food Revenue Requirements

Section 206 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by adding paragraph (q) on nonprogram foods. This amendment established requirements related to the revenue from the sale of nonprogram foods. 

SP20-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0058

Guidance on Competitive Procurement Standards for Program Operators

Recent communications between FNS and state agency program staff during procurement trainings and management evaluations conducted in fiscal year 2014-2015 indicated a need for guidance on competitive procurement standards. This page lists where to find the standards.

SP12 CACFP05 SFSP09-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0055

Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs

This has been superseded by SP10 SFSP06-2017.

SP05 SFSP05-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0052

Questions and Answers on the Transition to and Implementation of 2 CFR Part 200

FNS has received many questions related to implementation of 2 CFR Part 200 and understands that changes to financial and procurement systems are costly and require time to develop and implement. Therefore, FNS will work with state agencies during this transition period and will seek to answer questions and provide guidance as needed. 

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0043

Review of Special Provision Options 2 and 3 Base Year

Since School Year (SY) 2013 -2014, state agencies have been required to conduct a review of base year certification and benefit issuance documentation for any school food authority requesting approval to participate in NSLP or SBP using Special Provisions 2 or 3. State agencies must also review the documentation of any school food authority with a base year that was established prior to SY 2013-2014 before the end of the school food authority’s current approved cycle. This memorandum supersedes SP-59-2013, Review of Provision 2/3 Base Year, which was issued on Sept. 26, 2013.

SP46-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0038

Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities

Section 4033 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 directs the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration to allow the donation to and serving of traditional food through food service programs at public facilities and nonprofit facilities, including those operated by Indian tribes and facilities operated by tribal organizations, that primarily serve Indians.

SP42 CACFP19 SFSP21-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0033

Updated Offer vs Serve Guidance for the NSLP and SBP Beginning SY2015-16

Offer versus Serve is a provision in the NSLP and School Breakfast Program that allows students to decline some of the food offered. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste in the school meals programs while permitting students to decline foods they do not intend to eat. 

SP41-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0032

Child Nutrition Programs and Traditional Foods

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that traditional foods may be served in CNPs and to provide examples of how several traditional foods may contribute towards a reimbursable meal.

TA 01-2015
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0031

Civil Rights Compliance Review Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to standardize the FNS Civil Rights Division’s approach to compliance work in the NSLP, Special Milk Program and/or School Breakfast Program. The index above notes the most common and frequent items needed when conducting compliance work.