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Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2013-2014)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Resource | Interim Final Rule

Interim Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as Required by the HHFKA of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request

The interim rule entitled National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was published on June 28, 2013. 

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: FDPIR Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility - Approval of Information Collection Request

This document announces approval of an information collection requirements (ICR)  associated with the  final rule entitled Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Income Deductions and Resource Eligibility was published on Aug. 27, 2013.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0090

School Food Service Account Revenue from the Sale of Non-Program Foods

School program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14 (f) require all revenue from the sale of non-program foods to accrue to the nonprofit school food service account. Non-program food is defined as food sold in a school at any time or location on the school campus (other than reimbursable meals) purchased using funds from the non-profit school food service account.

SP13-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0088

Attachments to SP12-2014: RFA for Participation in Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid in SY 2014-15

FNS invites state agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program to apply to participate in demonstration projects that will evaluate the effectiveness of conducting direct certification with the Medicaid program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0086

Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies the flexibility available to local educational agency officials for establishing the effective date of eligibility for children certified for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and free milk in the Special Milk Program based on household applications.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0084

Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and provide guidance on requirements in the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program related to expanding awareness and access to these programs. This memorandum also highlights resources available to states and sponsors for conducting their required expansion efforts.

SP07 SFSP07-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0083

Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum highlights existing flexibilities available to CACFP institutions to simplify their participation in SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0082

Use of School and Census Data

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in CACFP, SFSP, and the Seamless Summer Option of the NSLP. In addition, this memorandum consolidates previous guidance and simplifies the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burdens on state agencies and program operators.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0081

Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals

This memorandum highlights existing policies and procedures that can assist with serving more nutritious meals that appeal to children in the SFSP and the SSO.

SP04 SFSP04-2014