Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Personal Responsibility Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Reconciliation Act of 1996 that add new eligibility requirements, increase existing penalties for failure to comply with Program rules, and establish a time limit for food stamp participation of three months in three years for able-bodied adults without children who are not working.

Resource | Policy Memos
Effective Date for Implementation of Interim Regulation Amending the Infant Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program

On November 15, 1999, we published the subject interim regulation, and established the effective date as December 15, 1999, because (1) the customary effective date for regulations is 30 days after publication and (2) given the health and reimbursement implications, we wished to implement the regulation as soon as possible.

Resource | Policy Memos
Quarterly Reporting Clarification and Expansion of Waivers

The memorandum clarifies policy on quarterly reporting, and expands the kinds of changes that States can allow recipients to report quarterly, rather than when they occur.

Resource | Policy Memos
Timing of Corrective Action in Serious Deficiency Cases

As you know, regulations at 7 CFR 226.6(c) give State agencies the responsibility to terminate child care institutions that the State agency determines to have been seriously deficient in the operation of one of the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos
CACFP State Agency Maintenance of Lists of Seriously Deficient Facilities/Individuals

The purpose of this memorandum is to reiterate the authority and responsibility State agencies have in ensuring that facilities terminated for cause from CACFP by one sponsoring organization do not participate in the Program under another sponsor.

Resource | Policy Memos
Guidance on Training for Sponsored Facilities in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

We are writing to stress the importance of training day care providers and center personnel. Insuring that program participants are well-trained is a vital responsibility of State agencies and sponsoring organizations, and it is an important proactive tool in improving program management and integrity.

Resource | Policy Memos
Reimbursement under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for Snacks Served in After School Care Programs Operated by Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCI)

The January 14, 1999, memorandum implementing the after school snack provision of the Child Nutrition Programs’ reauthorization legislation stated that RCCIs would not be eligible for this benefit. To address these situations, we are authorizing RCCIs to participate in the after school snack program.

Resource | Policy Memos
Homeless Shelters Receiving Commodities in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

This memorandum clarifies our policy with regard to those situations in which homeless shelters participating in CACFP receive and use commodity foods.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Regions on Categorical Eligibility

This memo clarifies that any time all members of a household receive benefits under a program for needy families funded primarily through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), whether cash or other benefits such as services, the TANF resource rules apply and thus an income eligible working family can both own a car and obtain food stamps.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Regions Modifying Status Reporting and Offering Quarterly Reporting to All States

As you know, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has been working closely with our many partners and stakeholders to improve service to working families. We are pleased to announce the Administration’s approval of an Agency policy initiative which will enhance program access for low-income working families.