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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0025

TEFAP Flexibilities for State Agencies

During an emergency situation such as the COVID-19 public health emergency, there are flexibilities available to TEFAP state agencies to assist them in continuing to provide food to people in need. Implementing TEFAP flexibilities can be achieved simply by submitting a written explanation (i.e., state plan amendment) to the FNS regional office for expedited review and approval.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0089

FD-146: Questions and Answers about Distribution Procedures in TEFAP

This memorandum provides information on current flexibilities in distribution procedures that are available for state agencies that administer TEFAP. 

FD-146
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0022

Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission: SFSP 01-2007 and SFSP 06-2015

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for state agencies and program operators on the status of nationwide waivers of statutory and regulatory requirements in the Summer Food Service Program.

SFSP06-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0004

Providing Child Nutrition Program Benefits to Disaster Survivor Evacuees

This memorandum provides a reminder overview of options available under current program policy and regulation for connecting children and adult survivors, who have evacuated from areas subject to major disaster and emergency declarations, with child nutrition program benefits.

SP05 CACFP05-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0039

Distribution of TEFAP Foods to Children (Revised)

This memorandum provides guidance on the distribution of USDA Foods under TEFAP to children through Kids Cafe, Backpack, or similar programs.

FD-041
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0026

2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge - Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools

This is the 2017 Edition of Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools. This best practice guide is designed to support state agencies and local program operators in their efforts to find workable solutions to the challenge of unpaid meal charges.

SP29-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0101

Clarification on Characteristics of Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility Programs Memo

FNS is issuing this memorandum in an effort to clarify the characteristics of BBCE programs and the actions states must take to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0099

Categorical Eligibility (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification regarding households determined to be categorically eligible for FDPIR in accordance with provisions at sections 4300-4320 of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Handbook 501.

FD-076
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0042

Ensuring Access to Free and Reduced Price School Meals for Low-Income Students

This guidance provides steps state agencies and school administrators can take to improve access to school meal programs through the application, certification, and verification processes so that all eligible children in NSLP and SBP schools have the opportunity to participate in the school meal programs.

SP43-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0062

CEP State Agency Procedures to Ensure Identified Student Percentage Accuracy

The Community Eligibility Provision, as authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 USC 1759a(a)(1)(F), is a proven and successful approach to ensuring that children in low income communities have access to healthy school meals.

SP15-2016