Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0007
Food Package Policy and Guidance

This document provides guidance related to implementing certain provisions of WIC food package regulations. FNS regional offices and WIC state and local agencies should refer to the complete provisions and requirements for WIC foods at 7 CFR 246.10 and in WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-31

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Simplified Cost Accounting and Other Actions To Reduce Paperwork in the SFSP

Final Rule: Simplified Cost Accounting and Other Actions To Reduce Paperwork in the SFSP

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - WIC Integrity Profile (TIP) Forms (FNS-698, FNS-699, and FNS-700)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the TIP Data Collection, which will provide FNS and WIC State agencies with an annual data set that can be used to assess State agencies' compliance with WIC vendor management requirements and estimate State agencies' progress in eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0002
FNS-640 SY 2016-17 Reporting Guidance

This memo provides SY 2016-17 reporting guidance for the FNS-640 report. The FNS-640 report form is scheduled to be available in the Food Programs Reporting System in January 2018. The attached revised instructions and business rules/edit checks supersede the instructions that were released with memorandum SP 25-2017, FNS-640: Administrative Review Report Form and Instructions.

SP03-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0018
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Allocation of Funds for FY 2019

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide funding allocation amounts for all state agencies for Fiscal Year 2019; to provide information on funding requirements and deadlines; and to serve as a reminder of important program requirements.

SP16-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0011
Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2018-19

In Section 776 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Congress provides that only school food authorities  that had a negative balance in the nonprofit school food service account as of January 31, 2018, shall be required to establish prices for paid lunches according to the Paid Lunch Equity provisions in Section 12(p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1760(p) and implemented in National School Lunch Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14(e).

SP12-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0008
Reducing School Meal Certification Error through Improved Online Application Design

This memorandum provides guidance to states, local operators, and their software vendors on strategies for leveraging the design flexibilities of online free and reduced price school meal applications to reduce household reporting mistakes and certification errors.

SP09-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0023
Child Nutrition Programs’ Flexibilities for School Year 2018-2019

An interim final rule published on Nov. 30, 2017 provides child nutrition program operators targeted flexibilities for milk, whole grains, and sodium requirements for School Year 2018-2019. This memorandum summarizes the flexibilities that will be effective July 1, 2018.

SP18 CACFP13-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0004
Providing Child Nutrition Program Benefits to Disaster Survivor Evacuees

This memorandum provides a reminder overview of options available under current program policy and regulation for connecting children and adult survivors, who have evacuated from areas subject to major disaster and emergency declarations, with child nutrition program benefits.

SP05 CACFP05-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0003
Market Basket Analysis when Procuring Program Goods and Modifying Contracted-For Product Lists

This memorandum provides guidance to state distributing agencies and recipient agencies on the use of market basket analysis in procuring processed end products for USDA Foods in Schools and commercial goods for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. 

FD-144, SP04 SFSP01 CACFP04-2018