Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0062
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.

SP 04-2009
Resource | Forms
Participation in Food Programs - by Race

Form FNS-101: Participation in Food Programs - by Race 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0015
Rescission of Prohibition on the Use of Federal E&T Funds to Serve Individuals in State Programs Funded With TANF MOE Funds

On March 22, 2007, this office transmitted the attached memorandum to program directors to clarify that the Food Stamp Act prohibited providing Food Stamp Employment and Training (E&T) Program services to food stamp recipients receiving cash assistance funded by expenditures of state funds that count toward meeting the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Maintenance–Of–Effort (MOE) requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0018
Calculation of Value of ABAWD Exemptions in Cases Where States Overuse Their Allocations

This is a follow up to our November 8, 2007, memorandum to All Regional Food Stamp Program Directors concerning overuse of 15 percent Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents exemptions by state agencies.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0037
Conducting Program Access Reviews at Local Food Stamp Offices

This guidance, which updates the original August 2000 guidance, is provided to assist FNS regional offices in conducting PARs. It is intended that state agencies will adapt this guidance when monitoring the program access portion of the ME reviews of their food stamp project areas (or counties).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0038
Program Access Review Guide Tools for FNS Regional Offices

The following review tools are provided as a convenience to FNS regional office and state agency reviewers for use with “Conducting Program Access Reviews at Local Food Stamp Offices: A Guide for FNS Regional Offices, For Adaptation by State Agencies.”

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0014
Sharing Income Eligibility Information between Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memo is to highlight previously issued guidance on the disclosure of eligibility information between child nutrition programs, and to offer clarification on the application of this policy.


SP17 CACFP05 SFSP04-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0020
Informational Memorandum on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (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, P.L. 110-161.

SP 16-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0055
Consideration of Deductions Not Received at Certification

It has come to our attention that there is confusion over the Quality Control application of the certification policy that allows State agencies to disallow deductions when the households fails to provide requested verification or fails to report an expense after being advised that failure to do so would result in the loss of a deduction. Attached for your reference are three certification policy memos on this subject dated 12-18-1998, 10-17-2005 and 2-25-2008 which provided guidance on this policy. 

QC Policy Memo 09-01
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0056
Quality Control (QC) File Structure Desk Guidelines

FNS staff is working on making improvements to the QC process. One of the major components of the improvements that we are working towards is the development of a paperless work environment for both State and Federal QC staff. In order to accomplish such a big task we are working on a number of issues. The first will be to work towards a web based next generation version of what is currently called the Food Stamp Quality Control System (FSQCS). Of course with the recent name change this is actually now the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control System (SNAP-QCS). As we move toward this and other improvements we will eventually work towards more electronic approaches to doing QC reviews. As a first step we need to standardize as much of what we can in gathering of information. To that end we are requesting your assistance in how we get information in the QC records.

QC Policy Memo 09-02