Resource | Reimbursement Rates
SFSP 2009 Reimbursement Rates

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. 

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2012-2013)

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, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages Rule To Increase Cash Value Vouchers for Women

This rule increases the amount of cash value vouchers from $8.00 to $10.00 issued to pregnant, postpartum and partially breastfeeding women participants for the purchase of fruits and vegetables as part of the WIC food packages.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0084
Handling Multiple Applications Submitted by the Same Household

As more state agencies are able to offer households the option of applying for SNAP benefits online, the occurrence of households filing multiple electronic applications has become a more visible issue. FNS has been asked: must a state agency process each application submitted by a household in the application month, or may the state agency automatically deny the additional applications that follow the initial application submission? The following clarification applies to multiple applications filed in any form during the initial month of application, whether paper or electronic.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles

This final rule implements a legislative provision which requires school food authorities participating in NSLP or SBP to develop a school food safety program for the preparation and service of school meals served to children.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0083
Transition Participation Reporting

This policy memorandum provides guidance in response to WIC state agency questions concerning reporting participation on the FNS-798 during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2010.

WIC 2010-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0081
SNAP - Excluding the Special $25 Weekly Unemployment Compensation Payment - Questions and Answers

This memorandum transmits the first set of Questions and Answers that the Program Development Division has received about excluding the special weekly $25 Unemployment Compensation payments.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0080
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Targeted School Selection and Outreach Process

This memorandum provides clarification on the statutory requirements for selecting schools and reiterates information from the Sept. 29, 2009 FFVP webinar on the targeting and outreach process that states must conduct in order to select schools.

SP 10-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0079
Expiring Income Eligibility Forms and Determining Claiming Percentages

It has come to our attention that there is uncertainty in determining when an income eligibility form has expired and when it needs to be excluded from claiming percentage calculations for CACFP.

CACFP 06-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0078
Categorical Eligibility Questions and Answers

Attached are questions and answers from Nov. 20, 2009,  Dec. 15, 2009 and Jan. 26, 2010 on the implementation of categorical eligibility and the reporting requirements for categorically eligible households. These questions are in response to inquiries from the states.