Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1997-0016
Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

The Fiscal Year 1997 Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 105-18) gave states the option of purchasing federal food stamps for use in state-funded food assistance programs that provide nutrition assistance to legal immigrants and childless, able-bodied adults ineligible for the Food Stamp Program because of the three-month food stamp time limit.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0020
Food Stamp Comparable Disqualifications

The following memo gives guidance on disqualifying a member of a food stamp household from the Food Stamp Program when that person fails to do something required by another public assistance program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0015
Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

Attached is guidance for your staff and state agencies on submitting a request to purchase food stamps for use in state-funded nutrition programs. The guidance includes information on the terms for reimbursing the federal government for the value of food stamps distributed and the federal administrative costs incurred under such state programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0026
Bonding Requirements for Food Service Management Companies and other Subcontractors

Under previous interpretation of 2 CFR 200.325, FNS communicated that “subcontracts exceeding the Simplified Acquisition Threshold” not only applied to subcontracts related to construction or facility improvement contracts, but also applied to Food Service Management Companies (FSMCs) as the contracts they have with School Food Authorities (SFAs) were considered to be subcontracts and, therefore, fell under the scope of the bonding requirements in 2 CFR 200.325

SP35-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0044
Clarification of Direct Verification

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify state agency procedures for direct verification, especially concerning the use of Medicaid data.

SP32-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0030
Clarifications for Fiscal Action School Food Authority-Wide for Administrative Reviews in School Year 2016-2017

This memorandum addresses questions recently raised by state agencies regarding the FNS requirement to apply fiscal action School Food Authority-wide and assists state agencies in completing administrative reviews of SFAs in School Year 2016-17. This memorandum should be used in conjunction with the FNS memos, SP44-2016: Administrative Reviews - Revised Manual, Forms, and Tools (School Year 2016-2017), SP56-2016: Additional Guidance for the Implementation of the Administrative Reviews in School Nutrition Programs Final Rule, and SP07-2017: Completion of Fiscal Action in School year 2016-2017 Administrative Reviews.

SP 31-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0080
Completion of Fiscal Action in School Year 2016-2017 Administrative Reviews

This memorandum addresses questions that state agencies have asked regarding school food authority wide fiscal action and assists state agencies in completing administrative reviews of SFAs.

SP07-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0009
Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements

This memorandum details guidance on the annual Community Eligibility Provision notification and publication requirements and provides information on the USDA-developed reporting template.

SP20- 2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0044
Funding Administrative Review and Training

FNS is soliciting proposals for the second round of funding (FY 2006) from state agencies that have identified local educational agencies which have demonstrated a high level of, or a high risk for, administrative error.

SP01-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0035
Further Clarification in Crediting for, and Use of, Donated Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

The attached memorandum is Food Distribution Policy Memo FD-110, which clarifies requirements in crediting for, and use of, USDA donated foods in contracts with food service management companies (FSMCs), and provides guidance to ensure compliance with such requirements in the first and final years of such contracts.

FD-110; SP05-2011