Resource | Policy Memos | SP21-2016
Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table

This memorandum shares newly developed resources intended to promote reporting efficiency. The attached “Reporting Timeline” and “Reporting Table” were developed to assist with tracking the diverse reports required to be submitted by State agencies to the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) throughout the fiscal year.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP20-2016
Nonprofit School Food Service Account Nonprogram Food Revenue Requirements

Section 206 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by adding paragraph (q) on nonprogram foods. This amendment established requirements related to the revenue from the sale of nonprogram foods. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP16 CACFP06 SFSP10-2016
Disclosure Requirements for the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a reminder for LEAs regarding the restrictions on disclosure of sensitive information collected through the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP15-2016
CEP State Agency Procedures to Ensure Identified Student Percentage Accuracy

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), as authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), 42 USC 1759a(a)(1)(F), is a proven and successful approach to ensuring that children in low income communities have access to healthy school meals.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP10-2016
FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report: New Submission Date and Reporting Template

Section 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities (SFAs) to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the State agency for publication by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).  Previous guidance on the submission of paid prices through the School Food Authority Paid Lunch Report (FNS-828) and determination of the most frequently charged price was provided to SFAs and State agencies in memorandum SP 18-2012, issued February 24, 2012; and SP 28-2012, issued April 20, 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP12 CACFP05 SFSP09-2016
Guidance on Competitive Procurement Standards for Program Operators

Recent communications between the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and state agency program staff during procurement trainings and management evaluations conducted in fiscal year 2014-2015 indicated a need for guidance on competitive procurement standards. This page lists where to find the standards.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2016
Questions and Answers on the Transition to and Implementation of 2 CFR Part 200

FNS has received many questions related to implementation of 2 CFR Part 200 and understands that changes to financial and procurement systems are costly and require time to develop and implement. Therefore, FNS will work with state agencies during this transition period and will seek to answer questions and provide guidance as needed. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP46-2015
Review of Special Provision Options 2 and 3 Base Year

Since School Year (SY) 2013 -2014, State agencies have been required to conduct a review of base year certification and benefit issuance documentation for any school food authority requesting approval to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) using Special Provisions 2 or 3. State agencies must also review the documentation of any school food authority with a base year that was established prior to SY 2013-2014 before the end of the school food authority’s current approved cycle. This memorandum supersedes SP-59-2013, Review of Provision 2/3 Base Year, which was issued on September 26, 2013.

Resource | Notices
7 CFR part 220, School Breakfast Program

SFAs, and schools are required to keep accounts and records as may be necessary to enable FNS to determine whether the program is in compliance. School food authorities collect information from the schools and provide that information to State agencies. FNS uses the information to monitor State agency and SFA compliance, determine the amount of funds to be reimbursed, evaluate and adjust program operations, and to monitor program funding and program trends.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP42 CACFP19 SFSP21-2015
Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities

Section 4033 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79) (Farm Bill) directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration to allow the donation to and serving of traditional food through food service programs at public facilities and nonprofit facilities, including those operated by Indian tribes and facilities operated by tribal organizations, that primarily serve Indians.