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National Flood Insurance Program Payments

EO Guidance Document #
FNS-GD-2006-0002
FNS Document #
FD-051
Resource type
Policy Memos
Guidance Documents
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DATE: January 5, 2006
MEMO POLICY: FD-051: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
SUBJECT: National Flood Insurance Program Payments

This memorandum provides guidance to state agencies regarding the treatment of National Flood Insurance Payments in determining the eligibility of households for participation in FDPIR, CSFP or TEFAP.

PL 109-64 amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1978. It states that payments made under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for flood mitigation activities shall not be counted as income or resources of the owner of the property when determining eligibility for any federal means-tested program. Therefore, payments received by property owners under NFIP must be excluded in determining the eligibility of households for participation in FDPIR, CSFP or TEFAP. 

Cathie McCullough
Director
Food Distribution Division

01/05/2006

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.