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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0080

WIC Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Inflation Adjustment for 2021

This policy memorandum transmits the Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) inflation adjustment for 2021 for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The adjustment was published in the Federal Register as part of the Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021 Final Rule published on May 10, 2021, at 86 FR 24699. 

WIC Policy Memorandum #2021-8
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0078

Administrative and Judicial Review

Any firm may request administrative and judicial review, if it is aggrieved by any of the actions described in SNAP regulations. The Administrative Review Branch ensures that FNS follows the provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act, SNAP regulations, and agency retailer policy, and that the agency's administrative actions are equitable and consistent.

Policy Memorandum 2021-01
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0060

Questions and Answers Regarding Child Nutrition Program Oversight, Administration, and Reporting During COVID-19

This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to child nutrition program oversight, monitoring, and administration. 

SP10 CACFP09 SFSP05-2021
Resource | Policy Memos

SNAP State Administrative Funding – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This legislation provides support for American families, state governments, and communities to rebuild and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0052

SNAP Administrative Funding Allocations Provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

This memorandum implements Section 1101(b) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which provides SNAP state agencies with administrative funding to support program administration.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0050

Pandemic EBT – Summer 2021

In an effort to make the distribution of P-EBT benefits to eligible children as efficient as possible, USDA has developed a simple P-EBT summer plan template. The template allows states to elect a USDA-determined standard benefit that relieves states of the burden of determining their own benefit levels based on state-specific school district calendars.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0070

Income Exclusions Under ARPA

The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, significantly expands the child tax credit for 2021 and will be issued to families in monthly payments, beginning in July. These credits do not count as income for purposes of determining eligibility for WIC. For more detailed information on the Child Tax Credit, please go to childtaxcredit.gov.

WIC Policy Memorandum: #2021-7
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-2021-0035

Implementation Guidance for State Agencies on Reimbursement for Meals and Snacks Served to Young Adults in CACFP

This memorandum provides guidance regarding reimbursement of meals and snacks served during the COVID-19 public health emergency by emergency shelters participating in CACFP under section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.

CACFP 08-2021
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0023

WIC and WIC FMNP - American Rescue Plan Act - Program Modernization

This Informational memorandum signals USDA FNS’ intent to set forth efforts in support of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Act provides $390 million for FY 2021, to remain available through FY 2024, to carry out outreach, innovation, and program modernization efforts, including appropriate waivers and flexibility, to increase participation and redemption of benefits.