Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2003-2004)

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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0029
Continuing Resolution

On Sept. 30, 2003, the President signed HJ Resolution 69, which continues appropriations for the child nutrition programs and extends several provisions that were to expire on September 30.

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
School Food Authority Administration of National School Lunch Program Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Determination

From July to September 2002, the Food and Nutrition Service reviewed the free and reduced price (F/RP) eligibility determination process (i.e., application, verification, reapplication, meal ticket status) for each of 3,474 applications selected for verification in 14 large School Food Authorities in the 2001-02 school year. These SFAs enroll nearly one million children, among whom 45 percent were approved for free meals and 7 percent were approved for reduced price meals as of October 31, 2001.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0015
Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance

The Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2001 (PL 106-398) requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to pay certain low-income service members and their families a family subsistence allowance of up to $500 per month so they will not have to rely on food stamps.

FD-012
Resource | Forms
Public Voucher - Commodity Programs

State agencies apply for reimbursement using Form FSA-21, submitted to the appropriate FNS regional office for approval. 

FSA-21