FNS performed an inventory of EBT procurements and conducted a few interviews with some States and EBT processors. As a results, we developed a technical assistance document with lessons learned and best practices on EBT re-procurements.
There are four different types of CAM Tool (MS - Excel) examples that are available to assist the user.
The Cost Allocation Methodologies (CAM) provides a consistent, objective cost allocation process for identifying all federal and state benefiting programs and calculating an equitable distribution of software development costs among those benefiting programs. A series of worksheets walks the use through the cost allocation process.
CAM Tool User Guide - supplements the on-screen help available in the CAM-Tool, itself. It contains step-by-step procedures and screen displays to illustrate how to capture and analyze the data needed to produce equitable distributions of software development costs to federal and state benefiting programs.
The CAM Toolkit was made available to federal, state, and local agencies through collaboration among the US Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families and Office of Child Support Enforcement, FNS, and representatives from the States of Kansas and Texas.
The WIC Post-Implementation Review Tool consists of two parts: the review tool itself and a functional area spreadsheet.
Information Systems (IS) in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program) support a number of program operations and management functions, such as certifying applicants, monitoring food vendors, tracking participation and expenditures and managing appointments. The Functional Requirements Document for a Model WIC System (FRED) provides a comprehensive description of functions that can be automated to support the WIC Program.
Letter to State Exchange Grantees, Medicaid and CHIP Directors, and Health and Human Services Directors
On Aug. 10, 2011, we announced a time-limited, specific exception to the cost allocation requirements set forth in OMB Circular A-87 that requires benefiting programs to pay their share of the costs associated with building state-based information technology systems. This letter provides additional guidance on how states may take advantage of this exception to leverage these investments to serve multiple programs and needs.
In March 2007, WIC state agencies and regional offices received a memorandum that provided guidance on the process for State Agency Model (SAM) transfers. That guidance included: 1) the priority for funding, 2) the components of the streamlined Implementation Advance Planning Document (IAPD), and 3) examples of justification for non-SAM transfers.