Resource | Policy Memos | SP08 CACFP05 SFSP06-2010
Geographic Preference for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to update the definition of what is considered “unprocessed” for the purposes of applying the optional geographic preference for procurement in the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 CACFP04 SFSP05-2010
Q&As - Milk Substitution for Children with Medical or Special Dietary Needs (Non-Disability)

This memorandum replaces SP 35-2009: Q&As Milk Substitution for Children with Medical or Special Dietary Needs, dated August 13, 2009. We have attached the complete set of questions and answers and highlighted the three additions.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 CACFP02 SFSP02-2010
Procurement Questions

Please be aware that the procurement questions from July 22, 2009 (SP 28-2009) have been revised. This new set of procurement questions supersedes the previous set, as a change has been made to the second Q&A under “Local Purchasing."

Resource | Policy Memos | SP01-2010
Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum updates and revises memoranda SP 30-2008: Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs, SP 08-2009: Procurement Questions, and SP 28-2009: Procurement Questions, regarding school food authorities’ (SFAs) and other institutions’ application of a geographic preference in procurements for the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP44-2009
Guidance in Crediting for and Use of Donated Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

The attached memorandum is a revision of Food Distribution’s Policy Memo FD-080, which includes a more comprehensive and clearer guidance in crediting for, and use of, donated foods in contracts with food service management companies

Resource | Policy Memos | SP38-2009_CACFP08-2009_SFSP07-2009
Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household

This memorandum modifies the policy related to categorical eligibility for free meals or free milk for children who are members of a household receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-066
Continuation of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Assistance During a Human Pandemic (Revised)

This policy memorandum is the result of activities undertaken to plan a government-wide response to a potential human pandemic and addresses the operation of its USDA food programs during a major pandemic event. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP34-2009
Modifications to the list of USDA-Approved Nutrient Analysis Software

This memorandum is to inform you of a recent change to the list of USDA-approved Nutrient Standard Menu Planning (NSMP) and School Meals Initiative (SMI) nutrient analysis software programs available to State agencies, school food authorities (SFAs) and local schools to meet SMI requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP26_CACFP06_SFSP02-2009
Clarification of State Agency Review Requirements for Donated Foods in the NSLP and Other Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the responsibilities of the State administering agency and the State distributing agency with respect to ensuring compliance with requirements for donated foods in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP16-2009
Administrative Review and Training Grant Amendment

We have had a number of requests for clarification regarding the use of $3,500 per review for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 ART grant award under Method 1. The purpose of this memorandum is to amend our cover letter and request for application (RFA) for the FY 2009 ART grant, Method 1.