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Resource | Policy Memos Procuring Local Meat, Poultry, Game and Eggs for Child Nutrition Programs

Recently, FNS has received a number of questions related to buying local meat, poultry, game, and eggs; this memorandum seeks to clarify the regulatory requirements related to food safety and answer specific questions related to these products with a series of questions and answers.

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Resource | Policy Memos Initial Guidance Regarding Food Benefits for Implementation of the Summer EBT Program by Indian Tribal Organizations Administering WIC

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 authorized a permanent, nationwide Summer EBT Program beginning in 2024. This memorandum provides information to assist Indian Tribal Organizations in preparing to implement Summer EBT.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Taking Action to Build Food-Safe Schools

Each Action Sheet addresses a specific area of food safety by providing you with background information, action steps that will help you build your framework, and resources for the in-depth information you will need to develop or strengthen that area.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109 State Guidance on Pandemic EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Policy Memos SNAP Work Requirement Policy Resources

Here are some resources to find out more about SNAP ABAWDs and related information. 

Resource | Policy Memos WIC and FMNP: Available Expedited ARPA Waivers and Request Process

This letter provides information to WIC state agencies and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program state agencies on available American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 waivers and a new state agency request process.

Resource | Guidance Documents Letter to WIC State Agencies on FY 2024 Funding

FNS recently provided WIC state agencies with a pro-rata allocation of funding for the initial weeks of the federal fiscal year. Consistent with past practice, FNS will also provide state agencies with a second allocation, bringing the total first quarter funds provided under the Continuing Resolution to one-third of the anticipated funding need for the year.

Resource | Policy WIC Policy Memo #2024-1: FY 2024 Cash-Value Voucher/Benefit Amounts

This memorandum provides the fiscal year 2024 inflation adjusted monthly cash-value voucher/benefit amounts for fruit and vegetable purchases in WIC, effective Oct. 1, 2023.

Resource | Guidance Documents SNAP Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Policy Guide

The purpose of this guide is to consolidate guidance and policy on serving able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

Resource | Policy Memos Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers - Revised

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify SFSP requirements. It supersedes SFSP 05-2017, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Dec. 1, 2016.

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Page updated: October 14, 2021