Resource | Policy Memos
Major Changes Reporting Memo, Templates and Graphic

This memorandum provides additional implementation guidance regarding the final rule titled SNAP Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluations (“Major Changes Rule”) published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19, 2016.

Resource | Policy Memos
Guidance for Improving State Timeliness Rates and Standardizing the Escalation Process

The guidance that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to State agencies on the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) process for improving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application processing timeliness (APT) rates.

Resource | Policy Memos
Implementation Memo: SNAP Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluation Systems

This memorandum provides a brief summary describing the Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Systems final rule's provisions and outlines the next steps in its implementation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-084
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs

Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs (dated June 21, 2006) is cancelled. The guidance provided by this policy memorandum has been incorporated in 7 CFR 250.60, in accordance with the final rule, "Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions" (the FSMC final rule), which was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 8, 2008, with an effective date of Nov. 6, 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-081
Distribution of Donated Foods to Service Institutions Participating in the Summer Food Service Program

In this memorandum, we present several options for consideration by the distributing agency to help ensure that service institutions receive donated foods for use in the summer meals provided in SFSP in an efficient and cost-effective manner.