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Letter to State Commissioners on Implementing Welfare Reform in the Food Stamp Program

This letter describes the new statutory requirements for State agency implementation of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) provisions of PL 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, signed by the President on Aug. 22, 1996. We are also providing information regarding proposed and interim rules the Food and Consumer Service (FCS) will publish and guidance relating to the Simplified Program option, FCS waiver authority, and quality control. Additional information regarding implementation of the provisions affecting noncitizens will be provided separately.

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Guidance for States on Use of Discretionary Food Stamp Program Time Limit Exemptions

Guidance for States on Use of Discretionary Food Stamp Program Time Limit Exemptions.

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Limitations on reimbursement for meals served in the CACFP and the SFSP

This memorandum addresses provisions which reduce the number of reimbursable meals that can be claimed by camps and migrant site in SFSP and child care centers in CACFP.

Resource | Policy Memos | 96-2
WIC FMNP Recipient/Farmers Survey and FMNP Recipient Report

This is to provide you with clarification regarding the recipient/farmer surveys and the FNS-203, FMNP Recipient Report.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Seriously Deficient Providers

This memorandum responds to regional requests at the Seattle meeting for clarification regarding States’ authority to maintain a list of seriously deficient day care home providers.

Resource | Policy Memos | 96-1
Farmer and Market Identifiers on FMNP Coupons

This memo provides clarification concerning the use of farmer and market identifiers on FMNP coupons.

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Criteria for Sponsoring Organizations under the CACFP Exempt Organizations Handbook, Section 34 (14)

On Oct. 10, 1995, we transmitted questions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding concerns raised by State administrators of the CACFP and re-emphasized by the State and Federal representatives at the September 1995  CACFP Initiative Task Force meeting held here at headquarters. These concerns related to the recent revision to the criteria for granting tax exemption to sponsoring organizations of family day care homes from the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Handbook (EOH) Section 34(14).  The attachment repeats our questions to IRS and their response to those questions. 

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Registered Food Service Management Company (FSMC) Reports for the SFSP

As a follow-up to our December 1994 advisory memo to the regions which stated that this issue would be addressed in more detail in the future, this memo changes the existing FSMC reporting requirements policy to allow exception reporting by all State agencies.

Resource | Policy Memos | 95-3
Implementation of WIC Farmers' Marker Nutrition Program (FMNP) Regulatory Provisions

Implementation of WIC Farmers' Marker Nutrition Program (FMNP) Regulatory Provisions. This policy memo informs of changes that will be made to the FMNP interim regulations.

Resource | Policy Memos | 95-2
Applicability of the Department Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment Regulations to Farmers in the WIC FMNP

FMNP Policy Memo #95-2. Recently we were asked to clarify whether farmers of the farmers' markets participating in the FMNP were excluded from the certification requirements set forth in Departmental regulations 7 CFR Part 3017, Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment. This rule requires persons who are applying to participate in the covered transaction at both the primary and lower-tier level to certify that neither the nor their principals are presently debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment by any Federal department or agency under the government-wide nonprocurement, debarment and suspension regulations.