Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0126
SNAP - Waive Fair Hearing Timelines Guidance

FNS is allowing states flexibility regarding fair hearing timeframes. As needed, state agencies may extend the fair hearings process up to 120 days from receipt of the request for fair hearings that were already in process or for which requests are received from March 1 through May 31, 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0055
Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 - Effect on Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum provides notice to child nutrition program operators that the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 allows the substitution of vegetables for fruits under the school breakfast program; prohibits funds from being used to procure raw or processed poultry products from the People’s Republic of China; provides guidance related to pricing of paid lunches for the school lunch program during SY 2021-2022; and allows the offering of low-fat (1% fat) flavored milk in the school lunch and school breakfast programs.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0093
SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance

USDA has issued guidance to states in implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, which provides for the issuance of emergency allotments (supplements) based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Delivery Order Status Reports

The Delivery Order Status reports from WBSCM provide detail on orders throughout the delivery cycle. The reports are posted monthly and delivery order status data is current as of the report date.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WBSCM References

References for user roles, status codes, material codes and reports, and business partners and relationships are provided to understand how Web Based Supply Chain Management data connects with business operations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0056
SNAP - QC System Resumes Nationwide July 2021: Expectations, Special Review Procedures and Optional Face-to-Face Interview Waiver

On April 30, 2021, FNS issued a memo that SNAP Quality Control will resume nationwide starting July 2021, with special QC review procedures related to COVID-related adjustments, and provides state agencies with a blanket waiver regarding the QC face-to-face interview.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Seeding Success 2021 Webinar 1 - "Plotting and Planning"

Kicking off the 2021 Seeding Success Series, this webinar features the Office of Community Food Systems staff summarizing grantee requirements and reviewing the processes for submitting no-cost extensions, as well as project and budget amendments. Then, Carolyn Federman, Executive Director of Charlie Cart Project, a FY2019 Farm to School Implementation Grantee, shares their experience with the grant modification process.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP State Administrative Funding – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This legislation provides support for American families, state governments, and communities to rebuild and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0050
Pandemic EBT – Summer 2021

In an effort to make the distribution of P-EBT benefits to eligible children as efficient as possible, USDA has developed a simple P-EBT summer plan template. The template allows states to elect a USDA-determined standard benefit that relieves states of the burden of determining their own benefit levels based on state-specific school district calendars.