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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0099

Policy Cancellation Memorandum

FNS is cancelling Policy Memoranda FD-010, FD-027, FD-028, FD-029, FD-032, FD-053, FD-055, FD-071, FD-073, FD-074, FD-083, FD-086, FD-087, FD-090, FD-105, and FD-115. The guidance provided by these memoranda are either outdated, obsolete, or otherwise captured in more current memoranda.

FD-147
Resource | Instructions

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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0085

Further Clarification on the Prohibition Against Explicitly Religious Activities As Part of TEFAP and CSFP Activities

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide clarification on “explicitly religious activities” and provide specific examples related to The Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

FD-142
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0084

Questions and Answers Related to the 7 CFR Part 16: Equal Opportunity for Religious Organizations Final Rule

This memorandum answers questions to assist state, local, and eligible recipient agencies in implementing the provisions of the Final Rule and is being released in conjunction with Policy Memorandum FD-142: Further Clarification on Explicitly Religious Activities.

FD-141
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0083

Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance Audit Requirements

The purpose of this memorandum is to implement the revised threshold for conducting audits, as established in the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements.

FD-037
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0064

Clarification on Inventory Protection Requirements

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide further guidance and clarity on new donated food insurance requirements for state distributing agencies, subdistributing agencies, select commercial storage facilities, and recipient agencies that have agreements with the state distributing agency or subdistributing agency to store and distribute donated foods.

FD-139
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0036

Written Notice and Referral Requirements for Beneficiaries Receiving TEFAP and CSFP Benefits from Religious Organizations

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the written notice and referral requirements for religious organizations that receive USDA Foods or administrative funding as part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program or the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. 

FD-138
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 | 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 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.