Resource | Policy Memos
Under Secretary Summary of State Options

A letter about the summary of state options to urge full consideration of food stamp policy options, which can improve customer service and streamline program administration.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2002-3
Maximum Penalty/Fine for Misuse or Illegal Use of FMNP Funds, Property or Assets

FMNP Policy Memo #2002-3. The purpose of this policy memorandum is to advise you of a legislative change that affects the WIC FMNP regulations concerning the maximum penalty for misuse or illegal use of FMNP funds, assets or property.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: WIC Miscellaneous Provisions

This rulemaking would streamline the Federal requirements for financial and participation reporting by State agencies. In addition, it would clarify the rules on confidentiality of WIC information in order to strengthen coordination with organizations and private physicians, and to provide guidance to State agencies on responding to subpoenas and other court-ordered requests for confidential information.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Civil Rights Data Collection

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing to revise Food Stamp Program (FSP) regulations that cover the collection and reporting of racial/ethnic data by State agencies on persons receiving benefits from the FSP. The proposed changes are to comply with new racial/ethnic data collection standards issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) while also providing regulatory flexibility and reform for this area of the program regulations.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Administrative Review Requirements-Food Retailers and Wholesalers

This action will revise Food Stamp Program regulations affecting the administrative review process available to retail and wholesale firms participating in the Food Stamp Program. It proposes to streamline and make technical corrections to this process by amending portions of current regulations. The changes will eliminate repetitious, outdated and unnecessary provisions without taking away a firm’s right to an administrative review. This rule also proposes to make technical corrections.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Exclusion of Military Housing Payments

This final rule provides WIC State agencies the option to exclude payments to military personnel for privatized housing, whether on or off military installations.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Codification of Poultry Substitution and Modification of Commodity Inventory Controls for Recipient Agencies

This two-part rule allows limited poultry substitution and full substitution of all other commodities except for beef and pork; and reduces current commodity recordkeeping and reporting requirements for some local level recipient agencies, such as schools.

Resource | Policy Memos
WIC EBT Approaches Funding

This memorandum presents FNS' position on Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system development approaches and funding support.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools-Verification Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

This rule proposes to amend the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Special Milk Program (SMP) relating to the verification of free and reduced price meal applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2002-1
WIC and WIC FMNP Cost Allocation

This memorandum provides guidance concerning allowable FMNP cost that may be covered with Federal WIC funds.