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Resource | Policy Memos Rural Designations in the Summer Meal Programs - Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to revise guidance on rural designations in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option (SSO). The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (the Act) (PL 117-328) authorized a permanent non-congregate meal service option through the SFSP and SSO for children who live in rural communities with no congregate meal service. This memorandum supersedes SFSP policy memorandum SFSP 17-2015, Rural Designations in the Summer Food Service Program – Revised, April 21, 2017.

SFSP 04-2024, SP 06-2024
03/06/2023
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0085 Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: Q&As #3

This memorandum applies to state agencies administering the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. This document details further instructions and administrative procedures for participation in the reimbursement program established in Sec. 722 of the Act, which makes funding available via state agencies to program operators for the purposes of covering emergency operating costs incurred during the public health emergency

SP20 CACFP16-2021
08/11/2021
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0091 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Operations for SY 2021-22 during COVID-19

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification on the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during implementation of alternative child nutrition program operations throughout school year 2021-22 due to the continued novel coronavirus public health emergency.

SP19-2021
08/09/2021
Resource | Policy Memos CSFP: Additional Caseload Assignments for the 2021 Caseload Cycle

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (PL 117-2), provided additional funding for the CSFP. This memorandum provides information on this additional funding in the form of additional caseload allocations.

04/23/2021
Resource | Policy Memos CSFP: Allocation of Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Supplemental Appropriations

This memorandum provides information on the CSFP supplemental allocation of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 supplemental administrative funding.

04/23/2021
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0028 Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Guidance on Temporary Shortage of Ultra-High Temperature Fluid Milk

This memorandum is in regards to a temporary shortage of ultra-high temperature (UHT) fluid milk in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

03/19/2021
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0027 Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Income Guidelines for 2021

This memorandum transmits the 2021 Income Guidelines or state agencies and ITOs in determining the eligibility of individuals applying to participate in CSFP. These guidelines should be used in conjunction with CSFP regulations which establish household income limits.

03/11/2021
Resource | Policy Memos CSFP: Guidance on Temporary Food Package Issuance with Modified Quantities of Vegetables

This memorandum provides temporary issuance of CSFP food packages with less or no vegetables due to issues with vendors’ ability to supply canned vegetables.

02/26/2021
Resource | Policy Memos CSFP Caseload Assignments for the 2021 Caseload Cycle and Administrative Grants

The 2021 CSFP Allocation Memorandum includes the 2021 caseload allocations for state agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations based on FY 2020 participation and the level of funding provided in the FY 2021 appropriations. 

02/19/2021
Resource | Policy Memos FY 2021 Food and Administrative Funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The fiscal year 2021 TEFAP funding memorandum provides guidance on full-year FY 2021 TEFAP food and administrative funding allocations and requests the amount of food funding that states want to convert to administrative funding in FY 2021. The memo also includes information about the amended reallocation process for FY 2020 administrative funds and guidance on the prioritization of use of administrative funds from different sources.

02/16/2021
Page updated: October 14, 2021