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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0072
Questions and Answers: Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum clarifies the uses of State Administrative Expense funds for administrative and other expenses incurred in the food distribution program for child nutrition programs.

FD-131
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020
Variations in Meal Requirements for Religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

783-13 Rev. 3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0013
Determining Inventory Levels of USDA Foods for Use in TEFAP and Inventory Reporting Requirements

State agencies must exercise diligence to ensure that TEFAP food inventories are managed effectively, efficiently, and without waste. The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide state agencies with the direction and guidance necessary in maintaining proper inventory levels of USDA Foods for TEFAP, including the estimation of monthly utilization rates for new or bonus USDA Foods for which there are no historical usage records.

FD-128
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0001
SNAP Workload Management Matrix

FNS is aware that state agencies continue to struggle with large caseloads as SNAP responds to the needs for food assistance. The Workload Management Matrix has been developed as a tool for states that identifies workload management strategies during a time of large caseloads and reduced resources. The strategies in this tool vary in cost and complexity, giving states the option to choose the policy or procedure that addresses their unique circumstances.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0059
Distribution of Donated Foods to Service Institutions Participating in the Summer Food Service Program

In this memorandum, we present several options for consideration by the distributing agency to help ensure that service institutions receive donated foods for use in the summer meals provided in SFSP in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

FD-081
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0047
FDPIR Rounding Procedures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the rounding procedures to be used when determining the total resources and net monthly income of FDPIR applicant households.

FD-078
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0046
Benefit Adjustments in Combined Application Projects

This memorandum sets forth the adjustments to be made by states operating Combined Application Projects (CAP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0043
Cancellation of Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement, and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process

Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement (dated June 5, 2003), and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process (dated Nov. 8, 2007), are cancelled. The guidance provided by these policy memoranda has been incorporated in the newly revised FNS Instruction 716-4, Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for the Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma.

FD-077
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2008-0037
Conducting Program Access Reviews at Local Food Stamp Offices

This guidance, which updates the original August 2000 guidance, is provided to assist FNS regional offices in conducting PARs. It is intended that state agencies will adapt this guidance when monitoring the program access portion of the ME reviews of their food stamp project areas (or counties).