Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0065
Policy Memorandum on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

The attached policy memorandum, “Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs,” includes important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the school neal programs.  Previous FNS guidance on this issue was included in FNS Instruction 783-2, Rev. 2, Meal Substitutions for Medical or other Special Dietary Reasons

Resource | Forms
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 | Comment Request
Comment Request - CACFP National Disqualified List: (FNS-843 & FNS-844)

This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for maintaining the National Disqualified List of institutions, day care home providers, and individuals that have been terminated or otherwise disqualified from Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0066
Indirect Cost Guidance

On September 30, 2016, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service issued new guidance describing the federal requirements state agencies and school food authorities must comply with in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, with respect to indirect costs. This guidance reflects current cost principles in 2 CFR 200 Subpart E.

SP60-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0072
Model Functional Requirements for State and Local Information Technology Systems

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the release of the first version of the “Model Functional Requirements for State School Meal Programs Information Systems” and “Model Functional Requirements for Local School Meal Programs Information Systems” tools.

SP04-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0097
New Reporting Procedures for FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report for School Year 2016-2017

This memorandum announces the change in reporting procedures of paid lunch prices in School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program for School Year 2016-2017. SFAs are expected to report the most frequently charged price for elementary, middle/junior high and high school levels to their state agency.

SP12-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0071
Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews for School Food Authorities in SY2016-2017 - Revised

On October 6, 2016, the Food and Nutrition Service issued a memorandum to provide information on the revised Draft Local Agency Procurement Review Tool. While the concepts of the Tool remain the same, the revision provides clarity, improves functionality, and expands instructions for school food authorities and state agencies.

SP03-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0038
Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews of SFAs in SY2016-17

The purpose of this memo is to introduce the Food and Nutrition Service Draft Local Agency Procurement Review Tool which may assist state agencies in conducting adequate procurement oversight of school food authority procurement procedures in SY 2016-2017. 

SP45-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0042
Ensuring Access to Free and Reduced Price School Meals for Low-Income Students

This guidance provides steps state agencies and school administrators can take to improve access to school meal programs through the application, certification, and verification processes so that all eligible children in NSLP and SBP schools have the opportunity to participate in the school meal programs.

SP 43-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0051
Ensuring Year-long Eligibility in the School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to strongly encourage local educational agencies (LEAs) to accept eligibility determinations from a transferring student’s former LEA to minimize disruptions in meal benefits for low-income students and avoid student debt resulting from unpaid meal charges. While most students will change schools at least once between kindergarten and 12th grade, data from the Department of Education show that low-income students change schools more often than their peers. 

SP51-2016