Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0062
Offering School Food Authorities the Required Value and Variety of USDA Foods, and Efficient and Cost-Effective Distribution

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide direction and guidance to State Distributing Agencies (SDAs) in order to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and to make certain that all school food authorities (SFAs) receive their planned assistance level and maximize their use of USDA Foods to meet the nutrition standards in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

FD-125
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0009
Verification for Cause in the School Meals Programs

Recently, concerns have been raised about school district employees allegedly misrepresenting their incomes on applications to receive free or reduced price school meals for their children.

SP13-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0062
Reminder Concerning E-Rate Audits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

We were asked by the FCC to issue a reminder about cooperating with contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.  Auditing for the current cycle is scheduled to begin in December 2008. 

SP04-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0021
Informational Memorandum on the FFVP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a summary of the information provided during our calls with regional offices and state agencies regarding implementation of the FFVP as established in The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008.

SP16-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0017
Use of Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs

Since our Jan. 22, 2007 memo “Vending Machines in the School Meal Programs,” SP03-2007, we have received numerous questions regarding how they may be used in the school meal programs. The attached Questions and Answers we provided in response to these questions and as additional guidance in the use of vending machines.

SP13-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0014
Sharing Income Eligibility Information between Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memo is to highlight previously issued guidance on the disclosure of eligibility information between child nutrition programs, and to offer clarification on the application of this policy.

 

SP17 CACFP05 SFSP04-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0008
Suspension of Westland Meat Company

By letter dated Jan. 30, 2008, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) suspended Mr. Stan Mendell and Westland Meat Company’s (Westland Meats) eligibility to participate in any federal program, pending the results of an ongoing investigation and potential legal proceedings.

SP10-2008