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PL 104-193: Changes to Applications for Waivers in the Child Nutrition Programs

PL 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, was signed by the President on Aug. 22, 1996. Section 705(f) of that legislation made a number of changes to Section 12(1) of the National School Lunch Act which governs the waiver process in the Child Nutrition Programs. This memorandum identifies the changes made by PL 104-193 and provides guidance to be used in developing and submitting waiver requests to the Child Nutrition Division. 

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PL 104-193: Changes to Applications for Waivers in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum identifies the changes made by PL 104-193 and provides guidance to be used in developing and submitting waiver requests to the Child Nutrition Division.

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Letter to State Commissioners on Changes to Immigrants' Food Stamp Certification Requirements

Letter to State Commissioners on Changes to Immigrants' Food Stamp Certification Requirements.

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State Agency Public (Media) Release on behalf of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Institutions

Recently, we were asked whether State agencies (SAs) are required to make public release announcements on behalf of their CACFP institutions. If the State is not required to do so, does the State have the option to publish an announcement for CACFP institutions in conjunction with other child nutrition programs, and if so, does this announcement relieve the institutions of their responsibility for releasing a public notification?

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Letter to State Commissioners on Implementing Welfare Reform in the Food Stamp Program

This letter describes the new statutory requirements for State agency implementation of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) provisions of PL 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, signed by the President on Aug. 22, 1996. We are also providing information regarding proposed and interim rules the Food and Consumer Service (FCS) will publish and guidance relating to the Simplified Program option, FCS waiver authority, and quality control. Additional information regarding implementation of the provisions affecting noncitizens will be provided separately.

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Letter to State Commissioners on Implementing Welfare Reform in the Food Stamp Program

This letter describes the new statutory requirements for State agency implementation of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) provisions of PL 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, signed by the President on Aug. 22, 1996. We are also providing information regarding proposed and interim rules the Food and Consumer Service (FCS) will publish and guidance relating to the Simplified Program option, FCS waiver authority, and quality control. Additional information regarding implementation of the provisions affecting noncitizens will be provided separately.

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Guidance for States on Use of Discretionary Food Stamp Program Time Limit Exemptions

Guidance for States on Use of Discretionary Food Stamp Program Time Limit Exemptions.

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Limitations on reimbursement for meals served in the CACFP and the SFSP

This memorandum addresses provisions which reduce the number of reimbursable meals that can be claimed by camps and migrant site in SFSP and child care centers in CACFP.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Seriously Deficient Providers

This memorandum responds to regional requests at the Seattle meeting for clarification regarding States’ authority to maintain a list of seriously deficient day care home providers.