Resource | Instructions | FNS Instruction 410-1 Rev. 2
Claims For Losses of Donated Foods and Related Administrative Losses - Procedures for the State Distributing Agency

The purpose of this instruction is to establish the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency must follow in order to ensure that restitution is made for the loss of donated foods, or for the loss or improper use of funds provided for, or accruing from, the distribution of donated foods.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-111
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-022, Adjusted Guide Rates for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Policy Memorandum No. FD-022, Adjusted Guide Rates for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (issued June 9, 2003), is cancelled. Refer to Exhibit 0 of FNS Handbook 501 for the current guide rates for fresh produce.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
Merit Staff Questions and Answers Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

A number of states and Regional Offices have approached FNS with further questions about the use of non-merit staff in the SNAP application and recertification process. These questions primarily revolved around the use of temporary non-merit staff and staff funded with non-SNAP funds. The following Questions and Answers are meant to further clarify questions raised by states and Regional Offices and also expand upon prior guidance.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-106
Tracking and Notification Requirements for TEFAP Foods for Audit Purposes

This policy memorandum clarifies the audit-related tracking and notification requirements for TEFAP state agencies and Eligible Recipient Agencies (ERA) that further distribute or pass-through TEFAP food or funds to ERAs and are subject to audit requirements under 7 CFR Part 3052.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
The Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Clarification to Administrative Funding Question

Attached is the second set of question and answers in response to issues raised by the States through various discussions, concerning Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funding through the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act of 2010 (PL 111-118).

Resource | Technical Assistance
Introduction to the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS) and FNS-153 Data Entry

Introduction to the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS) and form FNS-153 data entry for CSFP. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-101
Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund Payments

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (PL 111-5) created the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund for certain veterans, or surviving spouses of veterans, who served in the military of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines during World War II. Section 1002(c) of PL 111-5 directs the Secretary of Veteran Affairs to provide one time payments of up to $15,000 to eligible individuals.

Resource | Policy Memos
Federal Support for Enrollment and Application Processing Costs Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Under Secretary Kevin Concannon sent a letter to all state SNAP Commissioners on Nov. 20, 2009 setting forth the Department's concern that outsourcing functions of the SNAP intake and application process has resulted in more complex and cumbersome enrollment procedures that have not furthered the mission of the program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-067, SP 15-2010
School Food Authorities Acting as a Collective Unit in the Control and Use of Donated Foods (Revised)

This memorandum clarifies the requirements and options for School Food Authorities (SFAs) acting as a collective unit (including school co-ops or consortia) in performing activities relating to donated foods. It also clarifies the requirements for the distributing agency with respect to such SFAs.