Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0066
Clarification on Use of the WIC Acronym and Logo

This policy memorandum supplements an Instruction of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), WIC Program – Use of WIC Acronym and Logo.

WIC 2009-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0065
SNAP - Waiver Requests to Eliminate the Interview Requirement Altogether

We recently received a request from a State agency to completely waive the requirement that the State agency conduct an interview at recertification for all households

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0063
SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under PL 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act  2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0062
Reminder Concerning E-Rate Audits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

We were asked by the FCC to issue a reminder about cooperating with contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.  Auditing for the current cycle is scheduled to begin in December 2008. Please refer to Policy Memorandum 29-2008 dated July 8, 2008,  for specific information.

SP 04-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0060
Clarifying SNAP Reporting Requirements - "Known to the State agency"

The National Office recently has received several questions from Regional Offices concerning what should be considered "known to the State agency" for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reporting purposes.

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-2008-0058
Clarification of Farm Bill Certification Provisions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Questions and Answers #3

Attached are additional questions and answers in response to issues raised by State agencies on SNAP certification and eligibility provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0057
SNAP - Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income

Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0056
Quality Control (QC) File Structure Desk Guidelines

FNS staff is working on making improvements to the QC process. One of the major components of the improvements that we are working towards is the development of a paperless work environment for both State and Federal QC staff. In order to accomplish such a big task we are working on a number of issues. The first will be to work towards a web based next generation version of what is currently called the Food Stamp Quality Control System (FSQCS). Of course with the recent name change this is actually now the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control System (SNAP-QCS). As we move toward this and other improvements we will eventually work towards more electronic approaches to doing QC reviews. As a first step we need to standardize as much of what we can in gathering of information. To that end we are requesting your assistance in how we get information in the QC records.

QC Policy Memo 09-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0055
Consideration of Deductions Not Received at Certification

It has come to our attention that there is confusion over the Quality Control application of the certification policy that allows State agencies to disallow deductions when the households fails to provide requested verification or fails to report an expense after being advised that failure to do so would result in the loss of a deduction. Attached for your reference are three certification policy memos on this subject dated 12-18-1998, 10-17-2005 and 2-25-2008 which provided guidance on this policy. 

QC Policy Memo 09-01