Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Treatment of Household Members with Voided Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

On December 22,2009, Puerto Rico passed Law 191 of 2009 (S.8. 1182) that voids all Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010. Current Puerto Rican birth certificates remain valid until the July I, 2010 effective date of the new law. As a result of this recent legislation, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has been asked to provide guidance to State agencies as to the treatment of voided Puerto Rican birth certificates for SNAP purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Clarification - Issuance of Benefits When Household Is Ineligible in the Initial Month of Application

It has come to our attention that some State agencies are not in compliance with the requirement to issue a household's initial month of benefits within 30 days of the date of application. A survey of a number of States indicates that many State agencies handle initial issuances differently for those households that are determined ineligible for benefits in the month of application (e.g., the household is over income) but eligible for benefits in the subsequent month.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP06-2011
CNR 2010: Administrative Payments to Family Day Care Home Sponsoring Organizations

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of these modifications.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP04-2011
CNR 2010: Nationwide Expansion of At-Risk Afterschool Meals in the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of this expansion in CACFP.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP03-2011
CNR 2010: Elimination of Block Claim Edit Checks in the CACFP

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296, was signed into law by the President on December 13, 2010. The Act modifies requirements for edit checks and follow-up reviews related to detection of block claims in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of these modifications.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP02 SFSP01-2011
Effects of Busing on Area Eligibility in the CACFP, SFSP, and Afterschool Snack and the Seamless Summer Option served through NSLP

This supersedes the May 20, 2003, version of the policy memo, Effects of Busing on Area Eligibility. In addition to programs originally provided for under this guidance, this memorandum adds the Seamless Summer Option to this policy.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) Annual Review and Adjustment Waiver for Certain States - Modification and Extension

Due to the impact on SNAP benefits resulting from continuing fluctuations in energy prices, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is modifying the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) blanket waiver memorandum of October 14,2010 to allow certain States to extend fiscal year (FY) 2010 SUA amounts through March 31, 2011.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP08-2011
Teacher Modeling in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

In response to several inquiries, this memorandum provides guidance on the allowable consumption of FFVP fruits and vegetables by teachers.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06-2011
Use of State Administrative Expense Funds in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that SAE funds may be used for state administration of the FFVP, as well as to explain how the FFVP administrative funds provided under Section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1769a, may be used.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-111
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-022, Adjusted Guide Rates for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Policy Memorandum No. FD-022, Adjusted Guide Rates for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (issued June 9, 2003), is cancelled. Refer to Exhibit 0 of FNS Handbook 501 for the current guide rates for fresh produce.