Resource | Policy
Farm Bill

President Trump signs The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, that reauthorizes the programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) through 2023.

Resource | Legislation
Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

FOOD AND NUTRITION ACT OF 2008 
[Public Law 88–525; Enacted Aug. 31, 1964; 78 Stat. 703] 
[As Amended Through P.L. 116–94, Enacted December 20, 2019]

P.L. 88-525
Resource | Toolkits
CSFP Food Package Toolkit

Check out these resources to prepare for the enhanced food package coming soon!

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0036
Farm Bill Changes to TEFAP State Plan Requirements and Food Funding Formula

On Dec. 20, 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) was signed into law. Section 4018 of the Farm Bill changes TEFAP State Plan requirements and the TEFAP food funding formula.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0032
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 Two-Year Administrative Funding Provision—Information Memorandum

Section 4003 of the 2018 Farm Bill includes FDPIR specific provisions and modified Section 4(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act. This memorandum provides information on the new provision in Section 4(b)(7) of the FNA that requires FDPIR administrative funds to remain available for obligation at the Indian Tribal Organization and state agency level for a period of two federal fiscal years.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0055
Information on the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Act

Section 4104 of the Farm Bill  directs  USDA to issue guidance to promote awareness of donations of apparently wholesome food by qualified direct donors protected under section 22(c) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 . This guidance only applies to privately donated foods provided to TEFAP state agencies and eligible recipient agencies  and is not applicable to USDA Foods provided through TEFAP.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Revisions to the Administrative Match Requirement

Through this rulemaking, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service  is codifying new and revised statutory requirements included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 . First, the Department is revising the minimum Federal share of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) administrative costs and State agency/Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) mandatory administrative match requirement amounts. Second, the Department is revising its administrative match waiver requirements by allowing State agencies and ITOs to qualify for a waiver if the required match share would be a substantial burden. Third, the Department is limiting the reduction of any FDPIR benefits or services to State agencies and ITOs that are granted a full or partial administrative match waiver. Last, the Department is allowing for other Federal funds, if such use is otherwise consistent with both the purpose of the other Federal funds and with the purpose of FDPIR administrative funds, to be used to meet the State agency/ITO administrative match requirement.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Refresher on FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Are you Ready for the CSFP Food Package Changes?

The CSFP Enhanced Food Package goes into effect Nov. 1, 2019. This webinar covers transition updates regarding direct shipment purchase status’ and food availability from the National Warehouses including when to expect new foods and package sizes to be available for multi-food ordering. In addition, live attendees were given the opportunity to ask any additional questions before implementing the enhanced food package.

Resource | Product Information
Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets and Recipes

This page displays product information sheets for USDA Foods available to households through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Staff who operate USDA Foods programs and participants often use this information to help prepare healthy meals. Each product information sheet includes a description of the USDA Foods product, storage tips, nutrition facts, and recipes that use the product.