Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0051
Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition against discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not. 

FNS Instruction 113-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0047
Treatment of Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance and National Flood Insurance Program payments in Income Eligibility Determinations for FNS Programs

This memorandum provides guidance to state administrators in making household eligibility determinations in all nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service.

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP01-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0039
Verification Confirmation Reviews - Reauthorization 2004

This memo is in response to requests for us to clarify what takes place when a confirmation review finds an error in the eligibility determination after a household has been initially notified of its status.

Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo – SP 18
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0036
Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program

Tthe School Breakfast Program regulations outlines criteria for schools to qualify for severe need reimbursement. Included in these criteria is the requirement that 40 percent or more of the lunches served to students at that school in the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. This criterion is intended to ensure that the severe need reimbursement rate is provided to schools which have already demonstrated that a high percentage of meals, defined as 40 percent or more of lunches, are being served to needy students.

SP 23-2005
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0021
Applicability of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Cost Circulars to Fixed Price Contracts

Recently, we received an inquiry on behalf of a food service management company (FSMC). The inquiry asked whether the OMB cost principles were relevant to the food acquisition costs borne by a FSMC charging a school food authority a fixed price per meal for the reimbursable meals and contractually agreed upon meal equivalents served under the contract.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0020
Procurement Questions

We have recently received a series of questions regarding the procurement of automated meal accountability systems in conjunction with the procurement of a food service management company.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0007
Direct Certification and Direct Verification for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 allows children to be certified as eligible for free meals under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) based on participation in other programs authorized under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. No further application by the child’s household is necessary.

FD-045
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0002
Military Families and Eligibility in the Child Nutrition Programs

We have recently received questions regarding the child nutrition policy on the treatment of income from deployed military personnel engaged in long-term military campaigns overseas.