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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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0085

Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: Q&As #3

This memorandum applies to state agencies administering the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. This document details further instructions and administrative procedures for participation in the reimbursement program established in Sec. 722 of the Act, which makes funding available via state agencies to program operators for the purposes of covering emergency operating costs incurred during the public health emergency

SP20 CACFP16-2021
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0088

Transition from The Integrity Profile to the Food Delivery Portal

In FY 2022, FNS is planning to replace The Integrity Profile with the new Food Delivery Portal as the system WIC state agencies use to report vendor management activities. This memorandum provides WIC state agencies information necessary to assess the resource levels needed to successfully transition to reporting required data in FDP and seeks state agency feedback on any anticipated funding needs.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2021-9
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0084

Child Tax Credit and SNAP

On March 11, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 providing support for American families, state governments, and communities to rebuild lives and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This letter discusses important opportunities to support low-income families by advising them of the Child Tax Credit.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0082

SNAP Maximum Allotment Memo Delay

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–334, the 2018 Farm Bill) required U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to re-evaluate the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) by 2022 and every 5 years thereafter based on current food prices, food composition data, consumption patterns, and dietary guidance. By law, the June TFP is the basis for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments for the following fiscal year.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0081

SNAP FY 2022 Cost of Living Adjustments Without Maximum Allotments

This memorandum provides the FY 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to SNAP, income eligibility standards, and deductions for the 48 contiguous states and D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2021.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0091

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Operations for SY 2021-2022 during COVID-19

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification on the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during implementation of alternative child nutrition program operations throughout School Year 2021-2022 due to the continued novel coronavirus public health emergency.

SP19-2021
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-2021-0079

SNAP - State Guidance for Pandemic Funding under the Chafee Foster Care Program

This memorandum clarifies how additional funding for the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Chafee program) may impact benefit calculations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0077

Use of Virtual D-SNAP Operations in Remainder of FY 2021 and FY 2022

FNS expects virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program operations may be needed through the remainder of FY 2021 and 2022. FNS will continue to review requests to use virtual operations on a case-by-case basis when a state submits a D-SNAP waiver request. States are encouraged to use the attached best practices for any future virtual D-SNAPs.