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Under Secretary Summary of State Options

A letter about the summary of state options to urge full consideration of food stamp policy options, which can improve customer service and streamline program administration.

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WIC EBT Approaches Funding

This memorandum presents FNS' position on Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system development approaches and funding support.

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WIC and FMNP Cost Allocation

This memorandum provides guidance concerning allowable FMNP costs that may be covered with Federal WIC funds. It is intended to promote accuracy and uniformity in the application of allowable cost principles to decisions about FMNP related costs, as state agencies seek to maximize Federal funding.

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Afterschool Care Snacks in Emergency Shelters in the Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP)

This policy provides older children, who are homeless and consequently automatically eligible for free meals, access to afterschool care snacks, even if the emergency shelter’s program is not located in a school attendance area where at least 50 percent of the enrolled students are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

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Follow up Questions on Upward Bound

We are providing guidance in a Question and Answer format to capture the questions we have already answered informally, as well as other questions we will be responding to for the first time.

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Improving Program Access to Working Families

Improving Program Access to Working Families

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Updated Guidance for Homeless Children in the School Nutrition Programs

Please advise your state agencies that a January 2002 amendment to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) clarified the definition of homeless children and youth. Another provision of the statute requires each school district to designate a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths. Many districts already have designated a liaison. Other districts may appoint an individual to act as the liaison until one is designated.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The No Child Left Behind Act contains a number of changes that affect the Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs). This memo contains those changes that are pertinent to the Child Nutrition Programs.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)—Flexibility in Time Requirements for At-Risk Meal Services

This memorandum provides flexibility to at-risk afterschool care programs that serve both a snack and supper.

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Additional Sites Eligible for the Seamless Summer Feeding Waiver

We have been asked to reconsider our decision to exclude closed enrolled sites in eligible areas and camps from participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Waiver.