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Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0098

FNS Handbook 501 for FDPIR

The FNS Handbook 501 provides ITOs and state agencies guidance on the administration of FDPIR. The chapters within the handbook cover all aspects of the program including financial management, certification of households, food ordering, and inventory control.

Resource | Policy Memos

FY22 Food and Administrative Funding for TEFAP

This memo is addressed to TEFAP state agencies and provides final FY 2022 funding levels for TEFAP food and administrative grants under the full-year FY 2022 appropriations bill.

Resource | Policy Memos

CSFP: Revised Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates to Return to Full Vegetable Issuance

This memorandum provides return to the full issuance of eight units of vegetables or soup in CSFP food packages for May 2022 distributions and beyond.

Resource | Policy Memos

Request for Additional WIC Flexibility in Response to the Impact of the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic on Nationwide Infant Formula Supply Chain Issues and 2022 Abbott Recall – WIC Vendor Formula Substitutions During a Transaction

This letter is in response to correspondence from WIC state agencies using offline Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) technology or paper food instruments, and requesting program flexibility from the WIC program federal requirements as a result of the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 Abbott recall of certain powder infant formula, exempt infant formula, and WIC-eligible nutritionals on the nationwide supply chain leading to both periodic location- and product-based WIC infant formula and exempt infant formula shortages.

Resource | Guidance Documents

FDPIR Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O shows the FDPIR monthly distribution guide rates by household size effective Oct. 1, 2021. This document is commonly referred to as the "FDPIR Guide Rate."  

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0106

FD-151: TEFAP Questions and Answers about Farm to Food Bank Projects

This document is addressed to TEFAP state agencies and provides answers to common questions about TEFAP Farm to Food Bank projects, as authorized by The Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0092

TEFAP - State Plan Requests and Allocations for FY22 Farm to Food Bank Projects

This memo is addressed to TEFAP state agencies and provides the initial allocations for FY 2022 Farm to Food Bank Projects.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0131

USDA Foods Program Disaster Manual

This manual contains important information for persons in FNS headquarters, FNS regional offices, and distributing agencies, which include state distributing agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations that are charged with the responsibility of providing USDA Foods to disaster relief organizations in the event of a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0054

FDPIR, TEFAP, and CSFP Income Exclusions under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

This memorandum provides information on the exclusion as income of rebates under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in FDPIR, TEFAP, and CSFP.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0028

Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Guidance on Temporary Shortage of Ultra-High Temperature Fluid Milk

This memorandum is in regards to a temporary shortage of ultra-high temperature (UHT) fluid milk in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.