In September and October 2004, the Food and Nutrition Service conducted conference calls to answer questions from state agency staff about implementation of the second interim rule entitled, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity. The attached guidance provides information to help CACFP staff build a stronger understanding of the rule’s requirements.
Beginning in 2000, the USDA began conducting a demonstration project, known as the National Master Processing Agreements, under which USDA Food and Nutrition Service arranges for national processing of federally donated foods.
We received a question as to how to treat disaster relief employment income received from a National Emergency Grant.
We have been asked whether to adopt for food stamp benefit purposes the $48.17 average cost for prescription drug purchases that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calculated. The answer is yes, with some caveats. We have prepared two new Q&As to outline how this should work.
This memorandum provides follow up information to my letter dated July 1, 2004, sent to the SFSP director of each state agency that is eligible to participate in the Simplified Summer Food Program beginning Jan. 1, 2005.
Letter to Child Care Provider regarding participation in CACFP.
Use of Enrollment Data for Establishing Claiming Percentages and Determining the Eligibility of Proprietary Centers
There are several instances in the CACFP regulations where the definition of an enrolled child/program participant is critical to the appropriate application of program requirements.
Eating whole grain products has long been advocated by health and nutrition experts. We encourage school food authorities to inquire about the availability of whole grain products when developing product specifications and making their procurement plans next year.
Regarding awarding contracts, state agencies are advised to carefully review school district to ensure they are in compliance with federal regulations and take appropriate actions.
This memorandum addresses the allowability of “Directors and Officers” insurance as an administrative cost in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.