Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0007
Questions and Answers Related to the FDPIR: Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility Final Rule

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide questions and answers to help Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies implement provisions of the final rule: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions & Resource Eligibility.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0048
Replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed Due to a Household Misfortune

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed due to a household misfortune.

FD-117
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0043
Cancellation of Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement, and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process

Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement (dated June 5, 2003), and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process (dated Nov. 8, 2007), are cancelled. The guidance provided by these policy memoranda has been incorporated in the newly revised FNS Instruction 716-4, Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for the Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma.

Cathie McCullough
Director
Food Distribution Division

FD-077
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0038
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-022, Adjusted Guide Rates for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Policy Memorandum No. FD-022, Adjusted Guide Rates for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (issued June 9, 2003), is cancelled. Refer to Exhibit 0 of FNS Handbook 501 for the current guide rates for fresh produce.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0053
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-024, Household Overissuance

Policy Memorandum No. FD-024, Household Overissuance (issued March 9, 2004), is cancelled. The guidance provided by Policy Memorandum No. FD-024 is contained in the newly revised FNS 501 Handbook (August 2005). 

FD 050
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0032
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-042, Pay Received by Military Personnel as a Result of Deployment to a Combat Zone

Policy Memorandum FD-042, Pay Received by Military Personnel as a Result of Deployment to a Combat Zone, is cancelled.  

FD-114
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0099
Categorical Eligibility (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification regarding households determined to be categorically eligible for FDPIR in accordance with provisions at sections 4300-4320 of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Handbook 501.

FD-076
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0007
Direct Certification and Direct Verification for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 allows children to be certified as eligible for free meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) based on participation in other programs authorized under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. No further application by the child’s household is necessary.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0008
Distinction between "Reservations" and "Land Held in Trust"

This memorandum provides guidance on the distinction between “reservations” and “land held in trust” or “trust land.”

FD-043
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0033
FDPIR - Flexible Benefit Packages/"Cafeteria Plans"

Many employers provide flexible benefit packages that give employees choice and control over employer-provided benefits such as health, vision and dental plans, medical reimbursement accounts, retirement savings, dependent care reimbursement accounts, group life and accident insurance and vacation leave. These flexible benefit packages are also referred to as “cafeteria plans,” because employees choose among two or more benefits.

FD-035