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Resource | Policy Memos

Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data by Visual Observation and Identification

This memorandum states visual observation and identification by Child and Adult Food Care Program institutions and facilities and Summer Food Service Program sponsors is no longer an allowable practice for program operators to use during the collection of race or ethnicity data.  USDA will update CACFP and SFSP policy guidance.

CACFP 11-2021, SFSP 07-2021
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0004

Participant Requests to Share WIC Records with Private Physicians or other Private Health Care Providers

FNS has received questions about participant information sharing between WIC clinics and private health care providers. This memorandum sets forth the applicable requirements in WIC regulations that allow participant information to be shared.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0122

Compliance - Business Integrity

Section 9 of the Food and Nutrition Act provides the Secretary with the authority to consider the business integrity and reputation of retailers who apply or are currently authorized to redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits when determining the retailers’ qualifications to participate in SNAP.

SNAP 2020-12
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0071

Use of Electronic Benefit Transfer Data as Evidence of an Intentional Program Violation in SNAP

FNS is issuing this memorandum on the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer transaction data as evidence of an intentional program violation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0043

Implementing Changes to the CACFP in Interim Rule entitled, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity”

This memorandum is intended to provide independent centers with information for their use in implementing the provisions of this interim rule.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0041

Implementing Changes to the CACFP in Interim Rule entitled, “CACFP: Improving Management and Program Integrity”

On Sept. 1, 2004, FNS published an interim rule entitled, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity” (69 FR 53501). This rule puts into effect regulatory provisions that FNS had proposed on Sept. 12, 2000 as modified in response to 548 public comments received on that proposal.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1999-0005

Strengthening Integrity in the WIC Certification Process

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to highlight and strengthen national program policy regarding integrity in the WIC certification process through existing regulatory requirements as well as through new legislative requirements mandated by PL 105-336.

Final WIC Policy Memorandum #99-4