Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals or free milk for the period from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CSFP Plain Language, Program Accountability, and Program Flexibility

This proposed rule would rewrite the regulations for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program in “plain language” to help program operators and the general public better understand program requirements.

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

This final rule amends the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) relating to the verification of applications for free and reduced price meal benefits under the NSLP and the SBP.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: CSFP Allocation of Administrative Funds

This final rule amends Commodity Supplemental Food Program regulations to implement nondiscretionary provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 affecting the allocation of administrative funds to State agencies.

Resource | Rules
CFR Correction: Donation of Foods for Use in the United States, its Territories and Possessions and Areas Under its Jurisdiction

This action corrects Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 210 to 299, revised as of January 1, 2003, on page 466, § 250.30.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 15.75 cents for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs; National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to: (1) The national average payments;  (2) the maximum reimbursement rates; and (3) the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to nonneedy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to: the national average payment rates for meals and supplements served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and supplements served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Resource | Notices
Summer Food Service Program for Children Program Reimbursement for 2003

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). These adjustments reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute governing the Program. In addition, further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii, as authorized by the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Substitution of Donated Beef and Pork With Commercial Beef and Pork

This notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) intent to continue to provide processors with an opportunity to participate in a demonstration project to test program changes in the State processing program. In the demonstration project, selected processors will be allowed to substitute donated beef and pork supplied by the Department of Agriculture (the Department, or USDA) with commercial beef and pork.