Resource | Technical Assistance
USDA Foods Graphical Guidelines

The USDA Foods mark is the service mark USDA has adopted to identify the USDA Foods program. This document provides information about the proper use of the USDA Foods service mark. Using the USDA Foods mark correctly and frequently in program materials will present a consistent image for USDA Foods, strengthen the program’s identity, and reinforce the program’s messages.

Resource | Handbooks
Measuring the Ambient Storage Temperature in a Transport Unit Containing Shell Eggs Packaged For The Ultimate Consumer

Guidance for recipients electing to check the ambient temperature in a transport unit for shell eggs contracted for delivery under the USDA Commodity Purchase Program.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR Part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR Part 226) shall be 22.25 cents for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-117
Replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed Due to a Household Misfortune

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed due to a household misfortune.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Updated Trafficking Definition and SNAP-FDPIR Dual Participation

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations pertaining to SNAP client benefit use, participation of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns in SNAP, and SNAP client participation in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Estimated Retail Value of the Average FDPIR Food Package as Delivered in Fiscal Year 2009

This report estimates the retail value of the average Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) food package delivered to FDPIR participants in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The estimated retail value
of the average FDPIR food package as delivered in FY 2009 was $78.44 per month per FDPIR participant. The report’s retail price estimate probably understates the true retail value of the FDPIR food package
because the cost of food from retailers located on or near Indian reservations is likely above national average retail food costs. The average SNAP benefit per person in FY 2009 was $125.31 per month.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-116
Claims Resolution Act of 2010 - Payments Received via the Cobell Settlement

FD-116: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-114
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-042, Pay Received by Military Personnel as a Result of Deployment to a Combat Zone

Policy Memorandum FD-042, Pay Received by Military Personnel as a Result of Deployment to a Combat Zone, is cancelled.  

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

This rule permanently excludes combat pay from being considered as income and eliminates the maximum dollar limit of the dependent care deduction.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-113
Civil Rights Training Requirements for Volunteers

This memorandum clarifies Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy regarding civil rights training for volunteers in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Additional information may be found in FNS Instruction 113-1.