Guidance on Performance Standards, Budgets, and Management Plans in the Summer Food Service Program
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for state agencies and program operators on aspects of the final rule that aligned the SFSP with other child nutrition programs: performance standards, budgets, and management plans.
Rural Designations in the Summer Food Service Program - Revised
The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance on rural designations in the SFSP and highlight the FNS Rural Designation Map, a new tool available to assist state agencies and sponsors in designating sites as rural. This memorandum supersedes SFSP policy memorandum Using Metropolitan Statistical Area Data for Determining Rural Administrative Reimbursements, March 26, 2004.
FY 2023-24 FMNP e-Solution Grant: Notice of Funding Availability
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided USDA with $390 million, available through FY 2024, to carry out outreach, innovation, and program modernization efforts to increase participation and redemption of benefits for both the WIC program and the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023: Effect on Child Nutrition Programs
This memorandum provides notice to child nutrition program operators regarding the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, enacted on Dec. 29, 2022.
FY 2023 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense Funds in Child Nutrition Programs
This memorandum provides the information needed to conduct the FY 2023 reallocation of SAE funds in the child nutrition programs.
Preparing for Changes in Student Eligibility Following the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
The rules concerning student eligibility for SNAP are changing due to the lifting of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023. To help state agencies prepare for these changes, FNS has consolidated and is sharing existing resources related to student eligibility.
Reimbursement for Meals and Snacks Served at CACFP Emergency Shelters after the Public Health Emergency Ends
This memorandum notifies state agencies and program operators that temporary authority to claim reimbursement for meals and snacks to young people between the ages of 19 and 24 in emergency shelters participating in CACFP, will end when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, which is expected on May 11, 2023.
Offsite Monitoring of the CACFP and School Meal Programs After the Public Health Emergency Ends
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the expiration of the offsite monitoring for CACFP and the School Meal Programs after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.
SNAP – Resource Materials and Policy Memos to Support the End of the COVID-19 PHE
FNS is providing a comprehensive list of SNAP resource materials and policy memos to equip state agencies with key information to prepare for the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
SNAP – Preparing for Reinstatement of the Time Limit for ABAWDs
In preparation for the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, FNS is sharing critical decision points and important resources state agencies should reference as they plan to reinstate the ABAWD time-limit.