Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0074
Electronic Receipting for USDA Direct and Multi-Food Shipments (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of a new and revised requirement for all Receiving Organizations (i.e., organizations that receive shipments of Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods, including Distributing Agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO), recipient agencies, processors, and warehouses). This memorandum replaces the previous FD-062 dated April 25, 2011 , and adjusts the maximum timeframe for entering shipment receipts in the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM).

FD-062
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility - Approval of Information Collection Request

This document announces approval of an information collection requirements (ICR)  associated with the  final rule entitled Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility was published on Aug. 27, 2013.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility

This rulemaking establishes requirements to simplify and improve the administration of and expand access to the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma, both of which are referred to as ``FDPIR'' in this rulemaking.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 - Approval of Information Collection Request

The final rule entitled Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 was published on April 6, 2011. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on December 20, 2011. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: NSLP and SBP Eliminating Applications Through Community Eligibility as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This rule proposes to amend the eligibility regulations for free and reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to codify the statutory provision that establishes the community eligibility provision, a reimbursement option for eligible local educational agencies and schools that wish to offer free school meals to all children in high poverty schools without collecting household applications.

Resource | Grants
Final FY 2013 Administrative Funding for TEFAP

On March 26, 2013, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-6; the Appropriations Act) was signed into law, which provides $49.401 million for TEFAP administrative funding through September 30, 2013.

Resource | Grants
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Allocation of Disaster Supplemental Appropriations

On January 29, 201 3, President Barack Obama signed the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-2, the "Act"), providing TEFAP with $6 million in supplemental funding. The Act gives the Secretary authority to provide these funds to the States affected by Hurricane Sandy without regard to the formula normally used to allocate TEFAP entitlement foods and administrative funding among the States. In addition, the Act also gives the Secretary authority to provide the supplemental funding as USDA Foods, administrative funds, or both. The TEFAP supplemental appropriation is subject to sequestration if a budget resolution is not enacted by March 1, 2013. Thus, at this time, we are estimating that approximately $5.7 million will be available for allocation.

Resource | Grants
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Final Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supplemental Allocations, and Administrative Requirements

Through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 20 13 (PL 11 3-2), States affected by Hurricane Sandy are provided with $5.7 million in supplemental funding for TEFAP. The assistance was initially offered to twelve States and the District of Columbia that were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy, based on major disaster declarations and eligibility for individual assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In total, nine States accepted at least some supplemental assistance; funding that was not accepted by certain States was reallocated proportionately to the remaining States. The attached worksheet shows the amounts that each State will receive as USDA Foods and administrative funds.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
White Paper on the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that for three decades has helped supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including seniors, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. This white paper explains the program and describes some of its key results.