This is a revision of a currently approved collection. The purpose of the Uniform Grant Application Package for Discretionary Grant Programs is to provide a standardized format for the development of all Requests for Applications for discretionary grant programs released by FNS and to allow for a more expeditious OMB clearance process.
This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this information collection. The Farm to School Census provides the only nationally-representative data available on farm to school participation and activities in the United States and has been previously conducted in 2013, 2015 and 2019.
The 2023 Farm to School Census will collect and synthesize data from a national census of school food authorities to better understand the characteristics of SFAs participating in farm to school and the scope and details of the activities they engage in ( e.g., local food procurement, gardening, agriculture education).
Comment Request - Generic Clearance for the Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys (SNP QRS)
This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection to conduct short, quick-turnaround surveys of state and local agencies providing food, education, and other services in the Child Nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition and Safety programs administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service.
Information Collection: Recordkeeping of D-SNAP Benefit Issuance and Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief
This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection. This information collection addresses the recordkeeping burden associated with forms FNS-292A (Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief) and FNS-292B (Report of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefit Issuance).
Through this final rule, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is codifying a revised statutory requirement included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 that established new Commodity Supplemental Food Program certification requirements..
The FNS is consolidating certain programmatic and financial data reporting requirements that are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget, under the Food Programs Reporting System. The purpose is to give states and ITO agencies one portal for the various reporting required for the programs that the states and ITOs operate. The data collected is used for a variety of purposes; mainly program evaluation, planning, audits, funding, research, regulatory compliance and general statistics.
This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. This collection allows for Food Distribution Programs, such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), to run effectively.
This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements for the processing of donated foods in order to: Incorporate successful processing options tested in demonstration projects, ensure accountability for donated foods provided for processing, and increase program efficiency.
This is a new generic clearance that will allow FNS to quickly collect and analyze specific information from state and local administrators of the special nutrition programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Food Distribution on Indian Reservation, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program.