Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Retailer Integrity, Fraud Reduction and Penalties

The purpose of this final rule is to implement the Food Stamp Program retailer provisions included in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, as well as the retailer provision included in the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act. 

Resource | Notices
Public Meeting to Provide Comments of the Evaluation of WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria

Notice is hereby given that the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM), through its Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), will conduct the first of two public meetings to obtain additional perspectives about the scientific base for the nutrition risk criteria used in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000)

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, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

Resource | Notices
Nutrition Program for the Elderly: Initial Level of Assistance From October 1, 1998 to September 30, 1999

This notice announces the initial level of per-meal assistance for the Nutrition Program for the Elderly (NPE) for Fiscal Year 1999. The Fiscal Year 1999 initial level of assistance is set at $.5539 for each eligible meal Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Electronic Benefits Transfer Benefit (EBT) Statement on Auditing Standards 70 (SAS 70) Audit Requirements

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) proposes to revise Food Stamp Program (FSP) regulations about approval of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) systems and how States arrange for those systems to be audited.

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 implement a demonstration project to test program changes designed to improve the State processing of donated foods by allowing the substitution of donated beef and pork supplied by the Department of Agriculture (the Department) with commercial beef and pork.

Resource | Notices
SFSP Program Reimbursement for 1999

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 | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: WIC Bloodwork Requirements

This proposed rule would amend regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to provide that hematological tests for anemia no longer be a mandatory part of each WIC applicant's certification intake process, so long as at least one nutrition risk factor is present for the applicant.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Implementation of WIC Mandates of PL 103-448, the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994 and PL 103- 227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994

This final rule amends regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to incorporate certain nondiscretionary provisions of the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994, enacted on Nov. 2, 1994, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, enacted on Aug. 31, 1994, the Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990, enacted on Oct. 24, 1990, and the Personal Work Responsibility and Reconciliation Act of 1996, enacted on Aug. 22, 1996.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: WIC Administration Funding Formulas Rule

This rule proposes to revise both the food and the nutrition services and administration (NSA) funding formulas to improve the effectiveness of WIC funds distribution now that WIC is in a relatively stable funding environment.