Resource | Waivers
Oregon: COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities

USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. We have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0049
Bonding in National Master Processing Agreements

Beginning in 2000, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) began conducting a demonstration project, known as the National Master Processing Agreements (NMPA), under which USDA Food and Nutrition Service arranges for national processing of federally donated foods (DF).

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0035
FDPIR – Eligibility of Native Hawaiians

In accordance with FDPIR regulations at 7 CFR 253.6(b), Native Hawaiian households that move to the mainland and live in an approved service area near the reservation, or in Oklahoma, must contain at least one household member who is recognized as a member of an Indian tribe to be eligible to participate in FDPIR. 

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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.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0032
FDPIR – Changes in Household Composition Resulting from Deployment of Reservists

Military reservists who are called to active duty may be absent from the home for an extended period of time. A reservist who is not living at home, but is residing elsewhere with his/her military unit, would not be considered a part of his/her household for FDPIR purposes. 

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0024
Treatment of Income Intended for Foster Care

This memorandum serves to clarify the treatment of income intended for the care of a foster child when determining eligibility for participation in the CSFP.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2004-0007
Accounting for Donated Foods in Cost-Reimbursable Contracts Between School Food Authorities and Food Service Management Companies

Federal regulations implementing the Department’s domestic commodity donation program at 7 CFR 250.12(d), allow school food authorities (SFAs) and other recipient agencies to contract with food service management companies (FSMCs) to conduct their food service operations.  In contracting with an FSMC, the recipient agency must ensure that the full value of donated foods is used to its benefit.  

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