Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0011
Fiscal Year 2015 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants for SFAs

The purpose of this memorandum is to distribute funding allocations in the amount of $25 million provided by the FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Act to state agencies that will competitively award equipment assistance grants to eligible school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program.
 

SP26-2015
Resource | Training
CSFP Orientation for New States

This page provides links to a CSFP welcome packet and PowerPoint Presentations to assist new states in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0053
Local Agency Procurement Reviews: School Year 2015-2016

Program integrity is essential in all aspects of program administration and state agencies contribute to this by overseeing program operations. To this end, this memorandum provides guidance on state agency oversight of program operator procurement procedures while FNS is currently developing a Local Agency Procurement Review Tool to aid state agencies.

SP 04-2016, CACFP 04-2016, SFSP 04-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0031
Civil Rights Compliance Review Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to standardize the FNS Civil Rights Division’s approach to compliance work in the NSLP, Special Milk Program and/or School Breakfast Program. The index above notes the most common and frequent items needed when conducting compliance work.

Resource | Research
Analyses of the Contributing Factors Associated With Foodborne Outbreaks in School Settings (2000–2010)

The purpose of the authors’ study was to examine the role of contributing factors in school foodborne outbreaks. Contamination factors accounted for the greatest proportion (49.2%) of outbreaks involving some level of food handling interaction by a school food service worker, followed by proliferation (34.9%) and survival factors (15.9%). Over 56% of all illnesses were associated with norovirus and food service worker practices.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaint Process Part One

This is Part One of a three-part webinar series that explains the USDA Foods Complaint Process. In this December 11, 2015, webinar, Andre Orange and Tony Wilkins of the Food Distribution Division provide an overview of the USDA Foods complaint process.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0065
Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table

This memorandum shares newly developed resources intended to promote reporting efficiency. The attached “Reporting Timeline” and “Reporting Table” were developed to assist with tracking the diverse reports required to be submitted by State agencies to the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) throughout the fiscal year.

SP 21-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0059
FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Report: New Submission Date and Reporting Template

Section 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agency for publication by FNS.

SP10-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0064
Nonprofit School Food Service Account Nonprogram Food Revenue Requirements

Section 206 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by adding paragraph (q) on nonprogram foods. This amendment established requirements related to the revenue from the sale of nonprogram foods. 

SP 20-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0016
Q&As Regarding the Use of SAE Funds and SA Funds for Farm to School Related Expenses

This memorandum and attached Q&As clarify and highlight the use of State Administrative Expense funds, both as initially allocated and when reallocated, and State Administrative Funds for state-level coordination of farm to school activities related to the administration of the child nutrition programs.

SP28-2015