Resource | Policy Memos | SP04-2009
Reminder Concerning E-Rate Audits by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

We were asked by the FCC to issue a reminder about cooperating with contractors auditing school districts’ receipt of funds under the FCC’s E-Rate fund.  Auditing for the current cycle is scheduled to begin in December 2008. Please refer to Policy Memorandum 29-2008 dated July 8, 2008,  for specific information.

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP02-2009
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.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP40-2008
Reaffirmation of Policy on Limited Disclosure of Children's Eligibility Information to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The administrators of the NAEP have asked that we remind school food authorities that they may disclose, without parent/guardian consent, children’s names and eligibility status (whether they are eligible for free meals or free milk or reduced price meals) to persons directly connected with the administration or enforcement of a Federal or State education program, as permitted by section 9(b)(6)(A)(ii)(I) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP39-2008
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.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP37-2008
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).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-078
FDPIR Rounding Procedures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the rounding procedures to be used when determining the total resources and net monthly income of FDPIR applicant households.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP10-2008
Automatic Eligibility for Early Head Start Participants

This memorandum supplements the guidance issued on May 16, 2008, concerning automatic eligibility for free meals for any child who is enrolled in Head Start.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-077
Cancellation of Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement, and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process

Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement (dated June 5, 2003), and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process (dated November 8, 2007), are cancelled. The guidance provided by these policy memoranda has been incorporated in the newly revised FNS Instruction 716-4, Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for the Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP09-2008
Simplified Acquisition Threshold

The purpose of this memorandum is to extend the prevailing simplified acquisition threshold, commonly referred to as the small purchase threshold, to the Child and Adult Care (CACFP) and Summer Food Service (SFSP) Programs.