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Resource | Notices

Donation of Foods for Use in the United States, Its Territories and Possessions and Areas Under Its Jurisdiction (Soup Kitchens and Food Banks) and TEFAP

This final rule amends the Food Distribution Program Regulations and TEFAP regulations to codify previously proposed food distribution provisions contained in the Hunger Prevention Act of 1988 and several nondiscretionary food distribution requirements contained in the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, and the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act Amendments of 1991.

Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Rule - Food Stamp Program: Medical Expense Deduction

This action will change Food Stamp Program rules relating to the excess medical expense deduction. The changes will simplify the means by which households with elderly and disabled members claim deductions from income for verified, prospective, non-reimbursed medical expenses.

Resource | Notices

Final Rule: Food Stamp Program: Technical Amendments to Various Provisions of Food Stamp Rules

This rule is implementing technical amendments to numerous provisions of the regulations governing the Food Stamp Program. These technical amendments: (1) Correct errors in spelling, grammar, regulatory references and typographical errors; (2) provide consistency or conformity with other regulatory provisions; and (3) finalize proposed technical changes published on March 28, 1991. These technical amendments do not change the substance of the affected provisions.

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2003-2004)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals or free milk for the period from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Resource | Meeting Notice

Food Stamp Program: Notice of Public Hearing To Discuss Implementation of New Food Stamp Act Provisions

USDA is holding a public hearing to offer state agencies, advocacy groups and other interested parties an opportunity for public dialogue on issues concerning the regulatory provisions that are to be published in connection with the Food Stamp Act amendments made by the Leland Act.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Regulations

This final rule implements the provision of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 that gives the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to promulgate regulations for the operation and administration of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, thereby making it a permanent program rather than a competitive grant.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: Disqualified Recipient Reporting and Computer Matching Requirements That Affect the Food Stamp Program

In this rule, FNS proposes to codify prisoner verification and death matching procedures mandated by legislation and previously implemented through agency directive.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Programs

This proposed rule would implement a legislative provision on milk substitutes that follows current regulations on menu exceptions for students with disabilities and would add new requirements for substitutions for fluid milk for children with medical or other special dietary needs.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: For-Profit Center Participation in the CACFP

This rule adopts without change the interim rule, published on July 27, 2005, which added a provision to the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations authorizing for-profit centers providing child care or outside-school-hours care to participate based on the income eligibility of 25 percent of children in care for free or reduced price meals.

Resource | Comment Request

Proposed Rule: Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions; Extension of Comment Period

The Food and Nutrition Service is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule entitled “Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions."