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Resource | Report

USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (1996 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0014

PL 104-193: Changes to Applications for Waivers in the Child Nutrition Programs

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 made a number of changes to the National School Lunch Act which governs the waiver process in the child nutrition programs. This memorandum identifies the changes and provides guidance to be used in developing and submitting waiver requests to the child nutrition division. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0013

QAs Concerning PL 104-193: Two-tier Reimbursement Structure for Family Day Care Homes Participating in the CACFP

Attached are answers to a series of questions which we have received concerning the new two-tiered reimbursement system mandated for FDCHs in the CACFP. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0012

Memorandum Clarifying Immigrants' Eligibility for Food Stamps

Noncitizens who were receiving food stamps on Aug. 22, 1996, will not lose benefits due to their immigration status until at least April 22, 1997. If, for example, a person moves to another state or has a break in eligibility because of something unrelated to his or her noncitizen status (such as a temporary increase in earnings) and applies again before April 1, 1997, the new noncitizen eligibility requirements would not apply.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0011

Letter to State Commissioners on Changes to Immigrants' Food Stamp Certification Requirements

The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act makes a significant change to implementation of the food stamp eligibility provisions for noncitizens of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.

Resource | Legislation

PL 104-208 - Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act 1997

Making omnibus consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1997, and for other purposes.

PL 104-208
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0010

State Agency Public-Media Release on behalf of CACFP Institutions

Recently, we were asked whether state agencies are required to make public release announcements on behalf of their CACFP institutions. If the state is not required to do so, does the state have the option to publish an announcement for CACFP institutions in conjunction with other child nutrition programs, and if so, does this announcement relieve the institutions of their responsibility for releasing a public notification?

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

Evaluation of Food Retailer Compliance Management Demonstrations in EBT-Ready States and Related Initiatives: Summary of Study of State Law Enforcement Agreements

The report is based on a telephone survey of all states with SLEB agreements and case studies of 6 states with noteworthy levels of SLEB agreement-generated activity.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1996-0009

Letter to State Commissioners on Implementing Welfare Reform in the Food Stamp Program

This letter describes the new statutory requirements for state agency implementation of the Food Stamp Program provisions of PL 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. We are also providing information regarding proposed and interim rules the FCS will publish and guidance relating to the Simplified Program option, FCS waiver authority, and quality control.

Resource | Legislation

PL 104-193 - Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
   TITLE I—Block Grants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families   
   TITLE IV—Restricting Welfare and Public Benefits for Aliens
   TITLE VI—Child Care
   TITLE VII—Child Nutrition Programs
   TITLE VIII—Food Stamps and Commodity Distribution

PL 104-193