Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0028
Extending Approval Periods for Certain Administrative Waivers

In a continuous effort to provide state agencies with opportunities for greater flexibility, FNS will provide longer approval periods for the administrative waivers listed below as these waivers have been shown to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of SNAP operations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0079
Clarifying Requirements for Compliance with Prisoner Verification System and Deceased Matching System Regulations

The purpose of this memo is to reiterate the importance of state compliance with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations at 7 CFR 272.13, Prisoner Verification System and 7 CFR 272.14, Deceased Matching System.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0069
FY 2020 QC Tolerance Level and Update to FNS Handbook 310

SNAP’s QC system uses a tolerance level to set the threshold for determining which errors are included in the national payment error rate calculation. For FY 2020, the tolerance threshold will remain at $37. For FY 2020, all state agencies shall use $37 as the QC tolerance level for excluding small errors.

QC Policy Memo: 19-04
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0080
CN Information Technology Solutions: Best Practices for Defining the Child Nutrition Programs System Replacement or Upgrade

This memorandum is the second in a series of memoranda to support state agencies administering the child nutrition programs as they enhance or build Information Technology solutions for their state agency operations.

SP01 CACFP01 SFSP01-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0081
Best Practices for Project Management for the Child Nutrition Programs System Replacement or Upgrade

This memorandum is the third in a series of memoranda to support state agencies administering the child nutrition programs as they enhance or build Information Technology solutions for their state agency operations. The series will provide state agencies with best practices and practical direction on child nutrition IT system planning, procurement, project management, data ownership and intellectual property, and testing.

SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0015
Fiscal Year 2019 Reallocation of SAE Funds in Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum and attachments provide the information needed to conduct the FY 2019 reallocation of SAE funds.

SP13 CACFP05-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0086
Federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds for Procurement in the NSLP, CACFP, and SFSP Procurement Standards

This memorandum supersedes SP20-2019, CACFP07-2019, and SFSP06-2019, published April 17, 2019, regarding the increase in the value of the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds.

SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019 Revised
Resource | Legislation
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act

RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT 
[Chapter 281 of the 79th Congress, Approved June 4, 1946, 60 Stat. 230]
[As Amended Through P.L. 116–94, Enacted December 20, 2019] 
 

P.L. 116-94
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0029
Management of Donated Food Inventories at Processors

This memorandum addresses inventory limitations and requirements that USDA Foods processors must follow when manufacturing processed end products for use in child nutrition programs.

FD-064
Resource | Regulations
PART 271—SNAP General Information and Definitions

SNAP is designed to promote the general welfare and to safeguard the health and well being of the nation's population by raising the levels of nutrition among low-income households.