Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0032
Reimbursement of Intra-State Transportation Costs During Disasters

During a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, or during a situation of distress declared by a state or the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the state may find it necessary to transport USDA Foods from one area within the state to another in support of disaster feeding efforts.  These intra-state transportation costs will be reimbursed by FNS during a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, and reimbursed by FNS to the extent funds are available during situations of distress.  

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0025
TEFAP Flexibilities for State Agencies

During an emergency situation such as the COVID-19 public health emergency, there are flexibilities available to TEFAP state agencies to assist them in continuing to provide food to people in need. Implementing TEFAP flexibilities can be achieved simply by submitting a written explanation (i.e., state plan amendment) to the FNS regional office for expedited review and approval.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0026
Q&As related to COVID-19: WIC and the Food Distribution Programs

With the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to assist with the novel   coronaviruspublic health emergency,  WIC received an increase in funding for the program as well as increased ability to provide states with the flexibilities they need to support mothers, infants and children that rely on WIC.

Resource | Technical Assistance
FDPIR Flexibilities for Indian Tribal Organizations and State Agencies

During an emergency situation such as the COVID-19 public health emergency, there are flexibilities available to Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies that administer FDPIR to assist them in continuing to provide food to people in need. FDPIR is available to assist current participants and those who may become newly eligible for the program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0066
WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-2: Extensions for USDA FNS-Approved COVID-19 Waivers through June 30, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides USDA statutory and regulatory waiver authorities necessary in a public health emergency such as COVID-19 to encourage social distancing and reduce visits to WIC clinics. To date, FNS has approved requests from all WIC state agencies to waive select statutory and regulatory requirements through May 31, 2020. USDA FNS is extending waiver approvals through June 30, 2020 for all WIC state agencies that choose to continue operations under their approved waivers.

WIC Policy Memo #2020-2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0131
USDA Foods Program Disaster Manual

This manual contains important information for persons in FNS Headquarters, FNS regional offices, and distributing agencies, which include State Distributing Agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations that are charged with the responsibility of providing USDA Foods to disaster relief organizations in the event of a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress.

Resource | Policy
Consolidation of Reporting Requirements and Replacement of Donated Foods in Disasters, Emergencies, and Situations of Distress

This policy memorandum consolidates requirements for the state distributing agency when reporting the distribution of donated foods, and when requesting the replacement of such foods, in Presidentially-declared disasters and emergencies (hereinafter referred to as disasters), and in situations of distress. In addition, this policy memorandum clarifies that applications submitted by disaster organizations for distribution of donated foods to households must include a description of the methods of distribution available in both disasters and situations of distress.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos
Using USDA Foods in Disasters, Emergencies, and Situations of Distress

This webinar is intended for State Distributing Agencies and FNS Regional Office staff and highlights how USDA Foods may be used in congregate feeding or disaster household distribution during a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress response. We discuss the importance of planning, preparation and communication before, during and after a disaster response.

Resource | Forms
Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief

FNS Form 292A is to be used to report Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief. 

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Resource | Forms
Public Voucher - Commodity Programs

State agencies apply for reimbursement using Form FSA-21, submitted to the appropriate FNS regional office for approval. 

FSA-21