Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0006
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)—Flexibility in Time Requirements for At-Risk Meal Services

This memorandum provides flexibility to at-risk afterschool care programs that serve both a snack and supper.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0011
Afterschool Care Snacks in Emergency Shelters in the Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP)

This policy provides older children, who are homeless and consequently automatically eligible for free meals, access to afterschool care snacks, even if the emergency shelter’s program is not located in a school attendance area where at least 50 percent of the enrolled students are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

Resource | Final Rule
Amendments to the Child Nutrition Infant Meal Pattern

The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing final regulations amending the meal pattern for infants less than 12 months of age in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0008
Updated Guidance for Homeless Children in the School Nutrition Programs

Please advise your state agencies that a January 2002 amendment to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) clarified the definition of homeless children and youth. Another provision of the statute requires each school district to designate a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths. Many districts already have designated a liaison. Other districts may appoint an individual to act as the liaison until one is designated.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0007
21st Century Community Learning Centers

The No Child Left Behind Act contains a number of changes that affect the Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs). This memo contains those changes that are pertinent to the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0003
Use of “stop payments” in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

It has come to our attention that there is still some question regarding the ability of State agencies (SAs) and sponsoring organizations (SOs) to use “stop payments” (suspension of all Program reimbursement to institutions or providers) as a tool to enforce an institution or a provider’s compliance with Program requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0016
WIC EBT Approaches Funding

This memorandum presents FNS' position on Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system development approaches and funding support.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0012
WIC and FMNP Cost Allocation

This memorandum provides guidance concerning allowable FMNP costs that may be covered with federal WIC funds. It is intended to promote accuracy and uniformity in the application of allowable cost principles to decisions about FMNP related costs, as state agencies seek to maximize federal funding.

WIC 2002-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0004
Exceptions to Approving Sponsors Prior to Program Operations

This memorandum provides regional offices with the authority, under certain circumstances, to approve state agency requests to reimburse SFSP sponsors whose applications are not approved prior to the beginning of their meal service operations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0010
Follow up Questions on Upward Bound

We are providing guidance in a Question and Answer format to capture the questions we have already answered informally, as well as other questions we will be responding to for the first time.