Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0026
Automatic Eligibility for Free Meal Benefits Extended to All Children Enrolled in Head Start

This memorandum provides guidance regarding amendments to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) that extend automatic eligibility for free meal benefits, including free milk, to all children enrolled in Head Start and participating in child nutrition programs.

CACFP 07-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0033
FFVP Nationwide Expansion and Program Operations Resulting from the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-234)

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information to all state agencies regarding operations of the FFVP under section 19 of the NSLA beginning July 1, 2008 (school year 2008-09).

SP 31-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0050
30-Day Carryover and Delayed Implementation for Provision 2

This memorandum is to clarify the relationship between delayed implementation of Provision 2 as permitted in §245.9(b)(6)(ii) and use of a child’s prior year’s eligibility status for the first 30 operating days in the new school year (“carryover”) in §245.6(c)(2).

SP 37-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0019
Allowability of Procurement Fees in School Food Authority Contracts

This memorandum is intended to provide clarification of what is allowable, for contracts executed both prior to and after publication of the final rule.

SP 15-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0032
Cooperation with Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate Audits

We have been asked to address the appropriateness of providing information to contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.

SP 29-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0034
Coordinated Review Effort; National Average Daily Attendance

We have obtained the latest school enrollment and attendance figures from the Department of Education. For your information, the updated national average daily attendance factor for use during Coordinated Review for School Year 2008-2009 is 93.5 percent.

SP 32-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0021
Informational Memorandum on the FFVP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a summary of the information provided during our calls with Regional Offices (ROs) and State agencies (SAs) regarding implementation of the FFVP as established in The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, PL 110-161.

SP 16-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0051
Responsibility to Request Food Safety Inspections

A number of schools nationwide are still having difficulty obtaining the two food safety inspections required by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. Although the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) realizes that many of the difficulties schools face are beyond their control, we would like to stress that local program operators are responsible for requesting the food safety inspections from the public health department and documenting their efforts.

SP 39-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0027
Streamlining At-Risk Afterschool Meal Participation for School Food Authorities Currently Participating in the NSLP

The purpose of this memorandum is to establish the authority of state agencies (SA) that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at-risk afterschool meals to permit School Food Authorities (SFA) to administer the CACFP at-risk afterschool meals in a manner consistent with the NSLP requirements.

CACFP 08-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0054
Final Fluid Milk Substitution Rule

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued the final rule Fluid Milk Substitutions in the School Nutrition Program (73 FR 52903) on September 12, 2008, to implement a provision of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

SP 02-2009