Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0181
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates

This updated Distribution Rates includes new CSFP USDA Food items and removes the guide rate attachment for children, who were phased out of CSFP in February 2020, as directed by the 2014 Farm Bill. With this update, the Distribution Rates have been simplified and pared down to one attachment.

Resource | Forms
Monthly Report of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Quarterly Administrative Financial Status Report

Per 7 CFR 247.29(b)(2), the CSFP state agency must report the receipt and distribution of commodities, as well as beginning and ending inventories and other commodity data on a monthly basis via the FNS-153, Monthly Report of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Quarterly Administrative Financial Status Report.

FNS-153
Resource | Forms
Federal-State Agreement Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs

This agreement sets out the requirements for administering the child nutrition programs and the food distribution programs.

FNS-74
Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP and TEFAP Regulatory Update

In this July 26, 2016, webinar for state and local agencies administering the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Food Distribution Division’s policy branch staff outline the regulatory changes impacting CSFP and TEFAP in two recently released final rules: (1) Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods and The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, and (2) Federal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP State and Local Agency Training for New Mexico

Lauren King-Dillon and Special Allen of the FNS Food Distribution Division (FDD) Household Operations Branch review multi-food and direct shipments, ordering and planning, inventory management best practices, and WBSCM information, and Carolyn Smalkowski and Erica Antonson of the FDD Policy Branch discuss food package distribution, caseload management, inventories, and the inventory calculator.

Resource | Technical Assistance
CSFP Inventory Calculator

This Inventory Calculator is intended for use by USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) regional office (RO) staff. It may also be used by CSFP state agency staff as an optional tool to monitor inventory levels.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0023
Physical Inventory – Required Frequency

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the required frequency of physical inventories, per the recently revised program regulations at 7 CFR Part 247.

FD-056
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0025
Questions and Answers about Waiting Lists and Caseload Management (Revised)

This memorandum provides guidance on policies and procedures regarding CSFP waiting lists and caseload management. This memorandum was revised on May 5, 2016 .

FD-099
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0023
Retroactive Food Package Distributions (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify FNS policy regarding CSFP retroactive food package distributions.

FD-079
Resource | Technical Assistance
Introduction to the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS) and FNS-153 Data Entry

Introduction to the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS) and form FNS-153 data entry for CSFP.