Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP06-2015
Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program

Parts of this memorandum have been rescinded by SFSP 01-2019: Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018. Rescinded policy has been struck through.

Resource | Regulations
Standard Utility Allowances

States annually update Standard Utility Allowances (SUAs) to reflect changes in utility costs. When determining a household’s eligibility, States consider a household’s total shelter costs, including the cost of utilities. Since actual utility costs are often hard to determine, States can use a SUA, which is the average cost of utilities in the State or local area.   Different States may use different terms to describe these allowances.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
Elderly Simplified Application Project
Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFMNP 2018-1
SFMNP Income Eligibility Guidelines (2018-2019)

This policy memorandum transmits the new 2018-2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, which were established based on WIC IEGs for FY 2018, published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2018.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2018-1
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2018-2019)

WIC Policy Memo #2018-1. This policy memorandum transmits the new Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that were published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2018.

Resource | Notices
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2018-2019)

The USDA announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).