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.
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.
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.
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.
This policy memorandum authorizes the implementation of the provisions contained in PL 103-448, the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, enacted on Nov. 2, 1994.
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the cost allowability of program incentive items. These items are allowable under certain terms and conditions only for three purposes: outreach, breastfeeding promotion, and nutrition education.
Among the provisions of Pro-Children Act of 1994 are those which forbid smoking within any indoor facility owned, leased or contracted for the provision of regular or routine health care or day care or early childhood development services to children.
The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items
Food Stamp Program: Resource Provision From the Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act of 1990
This rule proposes to amend Food Stamp Program regulations to implement a provision contained in the Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act of 1990 to expand the criteria by which a resource can be considered inaccessible.
This memorandum provides clarification of our policy on the allowability of transportation costs for WIC participants.