Resource | Instructions
SNAP Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Attached is an information memorandum describing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provisions of that Act.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0130
Guidelines for Policy Statement When Serving Meals or Milk Without Separate Charge

All school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch, Commodity School, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs must submit a free and reduced price policy statement pursuant to 7 CFR Part 245.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0124
Farm to School Grant Program: Project Revisions and No-Cost Extensions

A brief guide for Farm to School Grantees seeking to make adjustments or modifications to their grants after a grant has been awarded.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0123
Farm to School Grant Roles and Responsibilities

Grantees, grant officers, and program staff all play important and unique roles throughout the grant project lifecycle. The following list identifies the primary roles and responsibilities of each group. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0116
Grant Close-Out for Farm to School Grantees

The 90-day closeout period is used by grantees to pay outstanding bills, complete the final progress report, and finalize the final SF 425 report. This page summarizes the grant close-out process for Farm to School grantees.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0115
Food Program Report System Assistance for Farm to School Grantees

Basic overview of Food Program Reporting System for new Farm to School Grant recipients.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0108
Automated System for Award Payments (ASAP) Assistance for New Users

This document provides a brief overview of the Automated System for Award Payments (ASAP) for new users so that they may draw down grant award funding.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0024
Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This instruction establishes the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency, Indian Tribal Organization, or other consignee must follow in receiving shipments of USDA Foods, and conveys established responsibilities for other entities such as USDA Foods vendors and carriers.

FNS Instruction 709-5
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0063
Authorized Supplemental Foods and Distribution Rates of Foods for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This instruction promulgates program policy and provides guidance on the supplemental foods authorized for distribution in the CSFP food package. It specifies the maximum allowable rates of distribution for the supplemental foods in each package.

FNS Instruction 835-1 Rev 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2015-0009
Universal MIS-EBT Interface Specification

This document standardizes the functional requirements for the Universal Interface between the WIC Management Information Systems and the WIC EBT system used in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.