FNS Documents & Resources
National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Questions and Answers for Charter Schools
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) along with other Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs) administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) make it possible for schools to serve wholesome and appealing meals to students each day.
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 notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. The previously approved collection is associated with state agencies notifying FNS of and thereafter reporting on major changes in their operation of SNAP.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Modernizing Channels of Communication With SNAP Participants
The primary purpose of the study is to highlight best practices and lessons learned from various mobile communication strategies (MCS) implemented by state Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) agencies. This examination will help FNS and states improve communication and identify best practices that lead to improved program outcomes.
Proposed Rule: Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
This action proposes to delay, from Oct. 1, 2019 until Oct. 1, 2021, the implementation date of the “ounce equivalents” requirement for crediting grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify state distributing agency (SDA) requirements related to approval of end product data schedules (EPDS) and summary end product data schedules (SEPDS) and provide an explanation for the removal of signature blocks from the SEPDS A and B templates.
This Instruction establishes the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency (SDA), Indian Tribal Organization (ITO), 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.
Q&As: Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs
This memorandum clarifies the uses of State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds for administrative and other expenses incurred in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs (USDA Foods in Schools).
TEFAP funding memorandum to state and regional directors