Resource | Policy Memos | 2015-3
Eligibility of White Potatoes for Purchase with the Cash-Value Voucher

This policy memorandum provides guidance on implementing the provisions that requires State agencies to include white potatoes as an eligible purchase with the WIC cash-value voucher.

Resource | Policy Memos
Men Who are Residents of Shelters for Battered Women and Children Policy Clarification Memo

This memorandum is intended to clarify Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) policy regarding men who are victims of domestic violence residing in shelters for battered women and children, which will henceforth be referred to as shelters for battered persons. Both the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended (the Act), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations allow certain flexibilities for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing their abuser.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP06-2015
Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide consolidated guidance regarding categorical eligibility determinations in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP06-2015
Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program

Parts of this memorandum have been rescinded by SFSP 01-2019: Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018. Rescinded policy has been struck through.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP 01-2015 SFSP 01-2015
Duration of Income Eligibility Determinations: Guidance and Q&As

This memorandum provides guidance and clarification regarding individual income eligibility determinations and durations in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP51-2014
Eligibility Effective Date for Directly Certified Students

This memorandum addresses inquiries regarding flexibility in determining the effective date of eligibility for students who are directly certified to receive free meals or free milk in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), and the Special Milk Program (SMP) (SMP). The following clarifications are consistent with the flexibility provided for determining the effective date of eligibility for applications in policy memorandum SP 11-2014, effective date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations (Dec. 3, 2013).

Resource | Policy Memos
Impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on SNAP Eligibility - Revised

This memorandum provides guidance on the household status of same-sex married couples in light of the United States Supreme Court's June 26, 2013, decision in United States v. Windsor (Windsor) for purposes of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-135
Revised Policy on Certification Periods for Zero Income Households

This memorandum provides revised policy guidance on certification periods pertaining to zero income households in FDPIR. FNS Handbook 501 provides that households who report zero income month after month must be asked as to how they sustain themselves and other household members. The information provided by the household must be documented in the case file. Per prior policy, households reporting zero income were generally assigned a one- to two- month certification period.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP30-2014
Determining Eligibility for Two Cent Differential Reimbursement in New Schools

Section 4 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) provides general cash for food assistance payments to states to assist schools in purchasing food. The NSLA provides two different section 4 payment levels for lunches served under the National School Lunch Program. The base payment applies to lunches served by School Food Authorities (SFAs) in which less than 60 percent of the lunches served during the second preceding year were served free or reduced price. Those SFAs in which 60 percent or more of the lunches served in the second preceding school year were served at free or reduced price receive two cents more. This higher payment rate is referred to as the two cent differential.

Resource | Policy Memos
LIHEAP Implementation Memo

On Feb. 7, 2014, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was reauthorized as part of The Agricultural Act (the Act) of 2014 (PL 113-79). Attached is an implementing memorandum describing Section 4006, "Standard Utility Allowances Based on the Receipt of Energy Assistance."