Resource | Waivers
Virgin Islands: COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities

USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. We have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

Resource | Policy Memos
CSFP: Allocation of Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Supplemental Appropriations

This memorandum provides information on the CSFP supplemental allocation of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 supplemental administrative funding.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0027
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Income Guidelines for 2021

This memorandum transmits the 2021 Income Guidelines or state agencies and ITOs in determining the eligibility of individuals applying to participate in CSFP. These guidelines should be used in conjunction with CSFP regulations which establish household income limits.

Resource | Policy Memos
FY 2021 Food and Administrative Funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Fiscal Year 2021 TEFAP funding memorandum provides guidance on full-year FY 2021 TEFAP food and administrative funding allocations and requests the amount of food funding that states want to convert to administrative funding in FY 2021. The memo also includes information about the amended reallocation process for FY 2020 administrative funds and guidance on the prioritization of use of administrative funds from different sources.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0012
FDPIR Federal Pandemic Unemployment Income Exclusion

On Dec. 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021. This Act excludes federal pandemic unemployment compensation payments authorized under  the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act from consideration as income for the purposes of determining FDPIR eligibility. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0006
2021-2022 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the FFCRA, as extended by the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021, FNS is establishing a nationwide opt-in waiver to help minimize the impact of coronavirus related school closures on USDA Foods entitlement calculations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0038
Revised Policy on Certification Periods for Zero Income Households

This memorandum provides revised policy guidance on certification periods pertaining to zero income households in FDPIR. FNS Handbook 501 provides that households who report zero income month after month must be asked as to how they sustain themselves and other household members.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0007
Questions and Answers Related to the FDPIR: Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility Final Rule

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide questions and answers to help Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies implement provisions of the final rule: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions & Resource Eligibility.

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