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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Database

Check out this database to access vendor-specific product information for all direct delivered USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program.

Resource | Toolkits

USDA Foods Toolkit for Child Nutrition Programs

The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable resources to assist child nutrition professionals in effectively using their USDA Food entitlement and to help them educate students, staff, and the community about the healthy contributions that USDA Foods provide to their meal programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Integrated Food Management System (IFMS)

The Integrated Food Management System replaces the legacy, Automated Inventory System. IFMS consolidates food distribution transactions into a seamless, easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

IFMS Release Updates

IFMS continues to evolve based on user feedback and releases to provide fixes and enhancements are scheduled every six to eight weeks.

Resource | Grants

FDPIR Nutrition Education Grant Program

Since 2008, FNS has been awarding funding for nutrition education projects through the FDPNE grants each fiscal year. Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies that are current FDPIR allowance holders (have a direct agreement with FNS to administer FDPIR) are eligible to apply for funds to conduct projects that provide nutrition information and services to FDPIR participants.

Resource | Grants

FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Grant Opportunities

This gallery features nutrition related grant opportunities that ITOs and FDPIR program operators may be eligible to apply for. Grants are a great way to secure funding to pursue specific nutrition-related projects and initiatives.

Resource | Fact Sheets

The Emergency Food Assistance Program Farm to Food Bank Project Grants

The purpose of Farm to Food Bank Projects is to (a) reduce food waste at the agricultural production, processing, or distribution level through the donation of food, (b) provide food to individuals in need, and (c) build relationships between agricultural producers, processors, and distributors and emergency feeding organizations through the donation of food.

Resource | Forms

FNS-74: Federal-State Agreement Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs

This agreement sets out the requirements for administering the child nutrition programs and the food distribution programs.

FNS-74
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA DoD Fresh program allows schools and ITOs to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at DoD. 

Resource | Guidance Documents

FDPIR Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O shows the FDPIR monthly distribution guide rates by household size effective Oct. 1, 2021. This document is commonly referred to as the "FDPIR Guide Rate."  

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O