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Resource | Guidance Documents

2021 Farm to School Grantee Checklist

This checklist is intended to help new Farm to School Grantees complete the "New Grantee Enrollment Process." Grantees must complete all the necessary steps of the enrollment process prior in order to begin receiving grant funding.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0116

Grant Close-Out for Farm to School Grantees

The 90-day closeout period is used by grantees to pay outstanding bills, complete the final progress report, and finalize the final SF 425 report. This page summarizes the grant close-out process for Farm to School grantees.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0115

Food Program Report System Assistance for Farm to School Grantees

Basic overview of Food Program Reporting System for new Farm to School Grant recipients.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0114

Food Determinations – Eligible Food (Excluding Meal Services)

This memorandum clarifies policy related to "eligible foods," which are foods and other items that may be purchased with SNAP benefits. This memorandum does not address meals that may be purchased with SNAP benefits from firms authorized to serve such meals, although these meals are also eligible foods.

RPMD Policy Memorandum 2020-03
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0108

Automated System for Award Payments (ASAP) Assistance for New Users

This document provides a brief overview of the Automated System for Award Payments (ASAP) for new users so that they may draw down grant award funding.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0096

Farm to School Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

This document includes frequently asked questions regarding the Farm to School Grant Program and the grant application process.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0008

Community Food Systems - Food Safety FAQs

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0050

Q&As regarding Military Combat Pay

FNS is issuing this memorandum in fulfillment of the commitment made in the preamble of the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 final rule to provide additional guidance for state agencies on how to carry out the exclusion of certain military combat-related pay from income for purposes of SNAP eligibility determinations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0030

ABAWD Time Limit Exemption for Veterans Disability Benefit

This memorandum clarifies how to apply an exemption from the SNAP time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents related to individuals receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation. 

SP37-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0073

Farm to School and School Garden Expenses

Recently, we have received several questions about the use of funds from the nonprofit school food service account to cover expenditures related to farm to school activities and school gardens. The questions and answers below address specific scenarios that school food authorities may be dealing with when considering the allowability of such costs.

SP06-2015