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 | FAQs/Q&As
Administrative Review Training: General Administrative Review Questions and Answers

This webinar is the second in a series of Administrative Review training webinars designed to complement in-person trainings conducted in spring 2013. These webinars are designed to provide state agency reviewers with additional knowledge and skills needed to conduct administrative reviews to assess a school food authority's compliance with child nutrition program requirements.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0076
Copying Federally Inspected Product Labels for Bidding Process - FAQs

The watermark, is to be applied to all CN contribution statements not supported by product specific documentation and to CN product labels that are distributed without Federally inspected and packaged product.  According to the FSIS policy book, all USDA inspection legends are prohibited from use on anything except actual product or pictures of actual product regardless of the intended use of the product.  For CN Labeling Program purposes, this applies to all Federal (USDA & USDC) inspection legends.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0075
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

The attached memorandum of questions and answers, issued jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters, food distribution and child nutrition divisions, clarifies the use of SAE funds, both as initially allocated and when reallocated, for administrative and other expenses incurred in the food distribution program.

SP57-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0073
Collaboration with State School Business Officials on New Administrative Review Section: Resource Management

The updated administrative review, authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, includes a new section titled resource management that monitors the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) compliance with federal regulations that support the financial health of the school meal program’s nonprofit food service account.

SP56-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0018
Crediting Vegetables for Grains in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

This memorandum addresses whether vegetables may be used as a substitution for all grains, including whole grain-rich products in outlying areas (American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

SP29-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0055
Extending Flexibility for RCCIs in the NSLP

On July 16, 2012, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued memorandum SP 38-2012, which allowed Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), with state agency approval, to serve the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) meal pattern in effect for the highest age/grade group served to all residential students.

SP48-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0005
Quarterly Reporting Associated with School Food Authority Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement

This memorandum provides information regarding the state agencies’ quarterly reporting requirements associated with identifying the number of school food authorities certified to receive the performance-based reimbursement for each lunch served in compliance with the new meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

SP20-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0033
Release of New School Food Authority Verification Collection Report

This memorandum and attachment provide information on the release of the revised form FNS-742, the SFA Verification Collection Report, used to report the results of verification activities of free and reduced price applications in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

SP38-2013
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0058
Release of the New State Agency Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (Form FNS-834)

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246) and the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA, PL 111-296) require that children living in households receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be directly certified for free school meals under the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program.

SP50-2013