FNS published the subject interim regulation, and established the effective date as Dec. 15, 1999, because the customary effective date for regulations is 30 days after publication and given the health and reimbursement implications, we wished to implement the regulation as soon as possible.
The memorandum clarifies policy on quarterly reporting, and expands the kinds of changes that states can allow recipients to report quarterly, rather than when they occur.
Attached is a third set of questions and answers, “Afterschool Snacks, Questions and Answers, Edition 3, 11/99."
As you know, regulations at 7 CFR 226.6(c) give State agencies the responsibility to terminate child care institutions that the State agency determines to have been seriously deficient in the operation of one of the child nutrition programs.
The purpose of this memorandum is to reiterate the authority and responsibility State agencies have in ensuring that facilities terminated for cause from CACFP by one sponsoring organization do not participate in the program under another sponsor.
We are writing to stress the importance of training day care providers and center personnel. Insuring that program participants are well-trained is a vital responsibility of state agencies and sponsoring organizations, and it is an important proactive tool in improving program management and integrity.
Reimbursement under the NSLP for Snacks Served in After School Care Programs Operated by Residential Child Care Institutions
The Jan. 14, 1999, memorandum implementing the after school snack provision of the Child Nutrition Programs’ reauthorization legislation stated that RCCIs would not be eligible for this benefit. To address these situations, we are authorizing RCCIs to participate in the after school snack program.
This memorandum clarifies our policy with regard to those situations in which homeless shelters participating in CACFP receive and use commodity foods.
In response to inquiries from three regional offices, we are issuing the attached guidance with regard to the eligibility for free meals of children participating in state-funded pre-kindergarten programs.
This memo clarifies that any time all members of a household receive benefits under a program for needy families funded primarily through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, whether cash or other benefits such as services, the TANF resource rules apply and thus an income eligible working family can both own a car and obtain food stamps.