Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals or free milk for the period from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Resource | Research, Analysis & Background
Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State

Chart of Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP High Performance Bonuses

This rulemaking proposes to amend Food Stamp Program (FSP) regulations to implement provisions of section 4120 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0030
Treatment of the Shared Maintenance Fee for Food Bank Donations in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the procedures for determining the allowable cost portion of the shared maintenance fees charged by food banks for donations to institutions and facilities participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Technical Assistance
USDA Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters - Primary Covered Transactions

FNS Form AD 1047 - USDA Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters - Primary Covered Transactions

Resource | Forms
USDA Certification Regarding Drug-Free Work Place Requirements (GRANTS) Alternative I - For Grantees Other than Individuals

FNS Form AD-1049 is the USDA Certification Regarding Drug-Free Work Place Requirements (GRANTS) Alternative I - For Grantees Other than Individuals

AD-1049
Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
Characteristics of Food Stamp Households: Fiscal Year 2002

On average, 19.1 million people living in 8.2 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in FY 2002. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamps are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the nation's poor. This report provides summary information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households. Annual quality control data used to produce this report can be found using the link below.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CSFP Plain Language, Program Accountability, and Program Flexibility

This proposed rule would rewrite the regulations for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program in “plain language” to help program operators and the general public better understand program requirements.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: FSP Non-Discretionary Quality Control Provisions of Title IV of PL 107-171

This rule amends the Food Stamp Program regulations to implement certain provisions concerning the Quality Control system in sections 4118 and 4119 of the Food Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2002.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
NSLP Certification Accuracy Research Summary of Preliminary Findings

This document summarizes the preliminary findings of two projects being completed by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. on the subject of certification accuracy in the National School Lunch Program: Evaluation of the National School Lunch Program Application/Verification Pilot Projects: Findings on Deterrence, Barriers and Accuracy, and Case Study of Verification Outcomes in Large Metropolitan Areas.