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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0048

CNR 2010: Administrative Payments to Family Day Care Home Sponsoring Organizations

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of these modifications.

CACFP06-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0044

Effects of Busing on Area Eligibility in CACFP, SFSP, and Afterschool Snack and Seamless Summer Option served through NSLP

This supersedes the May 20, 2003, version of the policy memo, Effects of Busing on Area Eligibility. In addition to programs originally provided for under this guidance, this memorandum adds the Seamless Summer Option to this policy.

SP11 CACFP02 SFSP01-2011
Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity

Regional Office Review of Application For School Meals 2009

This is the fifth in a series of annual reports that examines administrative error incurred during the local educational agency’s (LEA) approval process of applications for free and reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0042

Teacher Modeling in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

In response to several inquiries, this memorandum provides guidance on the allowable consumption of FFVP fruits and vegetables by teachers.

SP08-2011
Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity

Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program: State Progress in Implementation Report to Congress

This report responds to the legislative requirement of PL 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Under direct certification, children are determined eligible for free school meals without the need for household applications by using data from other means-tested programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0039

Use of State Administrative Expense Funds in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that SAE funds may be used for state administration of the FFVP, as well as to explain how the FFVP administrative funds provided under Section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1769a, may be used.

SP06-2011
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

Feasibility of Wider Implementation of Direct Verification With Medicaid

To ensure program integrity, school districts must sample household applications certified for free or reduced-price meals, contact the households, and verify eligibility. This process (known as household verification) can be burdensome for both school officials and households. Direct verification uses information from certain other means-tested programs to verify eligibility without contacting applicants. Potential benefits include: less burden for households, less work for school officials, and fewer students with school meal benefits terminated because of nonresponse to verification requests.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0035

Further Clarification in Crediting for, and Use of, Donated Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

The attached memorandum is Food Distribution Policy Memo FD-110, which clarifies requirements in crediting for, and use of, USDA donated foods in contracts with food service management companies, and provides guidance to ensure compliance with such requirements in the first and final years of such contracts.

FD-110; SP05-2011
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

Developing and Evaluating Methods for Using American Community Survey Data to Support the School Meals Programs

This is a report of the National Academies' National Research Council, Committee on National Statistics. It is available here by permission. It may also be obtained through the National Research Council's website. An earlier, prepublication version was made available in May 2010, but should no longer be used.