Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008)

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 and free milk for the period from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-070
Implementation of Modifications to the TEFAP Allocation Formula

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the implementation, effective December 15, 2007, of the modifications to the TEFAP allocation formula that we proposed in the Federal Register notice published on October 24, 2007.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 05-2008
Food Safety Inspections in Non-Traditional School Settings

This memo clarifies how the food safety inspection requirement is to be carried out by program operators on military bases, Indian reservations and Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-069
Eligibility of Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) to participate in TEFAP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the eligibility of Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) to participate in TEFAP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP 03-2008
Alternate Menu Planning Approaches – Calorie and Nutrient Standards

This memorandum clarifies  FNS policy regarding the calorie and nutrient requirements for meals planned using alternate menu planning approaches.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP 01-2008
Facility Applications and Agreements in the CACFP

In response to a recommendation of the CACFP Paperwork Reduction Work Group, we are issuing this memorandum to re-state previous guidance on facility applications and agreements.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: Applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program and for Benefits in the Special Milk Program (SMP) and Technical Amendments

This interim rule amends the regulations on eligibility determinations for free and reduced price school meals to implement nondiscretionary provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is revising the regulations governing procedures related to the procurement of goods and services in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Special Milk Program to remedy deficiencies identified in audits and program reviews.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP 15-2007
Documentation of Block Claims Submitted by Sponsored Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes

This guidance, including clarifications regarding the definition of “current review year” and what is considered to be “acceptable documentation”, will remain in effect unless it becomes necessary to reconsider.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP 14-2007
National Interim Head Start Grantee Participation in the CACFP: Community Development Institute

The purpose of this memorandum is to describe the unique nature of the Community Development Institute in its capacity as the National Interim Management contractor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Star.