Resource | Rule
School Breakfast Program: Severe Need Assistance

This rule amends the School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a school's costs exceed the rate of reimbursement as a criterion for receiving the higher severe need funding available in the SBP.

Resource | Policy Memos
Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program

Section 220.9(d) of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulations outlines criteria for schools to qualify for severe need reimbursement. Included in these criteria is the requirement that 40 percent or more of the lunches served to students at that school in the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. This criterion is intended to ensure that the severe need reimbursement rate is provided to schools which have already demonstrated that a high percentage of meals, defined as 40 percent or more of lunches, are being served to needy students.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04-2006
Local Wellness Policy Letter to State Director

In Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-265), each local educational agency (LEA) participating in a program authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 is required to establish a local wellness policy for schools under the LEA, not later than the first day of the school year beginning after June 30, 2006.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP01-2006
Funding Administrative Review and Training

FNS is soliciting proposals for the second round of funding (FY 2006) from state agencies that have identified local educational agencies which have demonstrated a high level of, or a high risk for, administrative error.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to State Agency Director

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (Act) of 2004, P.L. 108-265, authorizes the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to award $9,000,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2006 to be used to assist States in implementing mandatory direct certification and other provisions related to certification and verification of students’ eligibility to receive free and reduced price meal benefits in the school nutrition (SN) programs.

Resource | Rule
Interim Rule: School Food Safety Inspections - Confirmation of Effective Date

The provisions of the interim rule entitled School Food Safety Inspections published on June 15, 2005, at 70 FR 34627, could not become effective until approval of the associated information collection requirements by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Those requirements were cleared by OMB on August 26, 2005 under OMB Control Number 0584-0006. This document announces the effective date of the information collection provisions contained in the originally-published rule.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 CACFP02 SFSP01-2006
Treatment of Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance and National Flood Insurance Program payments in Income Eligibility Determinations for FNS Programs

This memorandum provides guidance to State administrators in making household eligibility determinations in all nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service.

Resource | Policy Memos
Revised – Replacement of Commodities due to Natural Disasters

This memorandum supersedes the October 19, 2005 memorandum on Replacement of Commodities due to Natural Disasters.

Resource | Policy Memos
Verification Confirmation Reviews -- Reauthorization 2004

This memo is in response to requests for us to clarify what takes place when a confirmation review finds an error in the eligibility determination after a household has been initially notified of its status.

Resource | Notice
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006)

This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the “national average payments,” to the “maximum reimbursement rates,”  and to the rate of reimbursement for a halfπpint of milk served to nonneedy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children.