FNS Documents & Resources
The Office of lnspector General's (OIG) 2016 Audit Report, Food and Nutrition Service Controls over Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD), recommended that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) perform analysis to identify problematic areas for states in terms of ABAWD policy and then provide states with additional best practices to address those areas. FNS has performed the recommended analysis and has determined that states and other stakeholders would benefit most from additional guidance in two general areas: ABAWD policy's interaction with other SNAP work-related policies and "tracking" participation for ABAWDs.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, under Section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, is a nationwide program that operates in select elementary schools in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide funding allocation amounts for all State agencies for Fiscal Year 2019; to provide information on funding requirements and deadlines; and to serve as a reminder of important program requirements.
This policy memorandum provides guidance regarding the criteria for initiating government-wide debarment actions against retail firms that have been disqualified from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This memorandum also addresses what actions the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) should take if an authorized or applying retail firm or any of its owners are found to have been debarred from non-procurement programs and activities by another Federal agency in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines as found in 2 CFR Parts 180 and 417.
Demonstration Project for Non-Congregate Feeding for Outdoor Summer Meal Sites Experiencing Excessive Heat with Q & As
Through this memorandum, pursuant to the authority of section 749(g) of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Act, 2010 (PL 111-80), the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is continuing the 2017 demonstration project allowing non-congregate feeding at certain outdoor summer meal sites experiencing excessive heat for summer 2018, to develop and test alternative methods of providing access to summer meals for low income children. Please review this guidance carefully, as some elements of the demonstration project, particularly data submission requirements, are different than in prior years. This memorandum also includes “frequently asked questions” regarding the administration of the demonstration project [Attachment A].