Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0039
Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks: Q&As #3

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators on the operation of the child nutrition programs during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

SP 14-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0083
Q&As related to Food Service Management Company Contracts and Allowable Costs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This memorandum includes questions and answers for state agencies and local program operators on flexibilities available under the child nutrition programs during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

SP 21-2020, CACFP 12-2020, SFSP 12-2020
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Leveraging FNS Programs in a Lead Exposure Crisis

This webinar provides information necessary to leverage FNS programs in response to a lead exposure crisis and to provide best practices and lessons learned from those who dealt with the on-the-ground response in Flint, Michigan.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0007
School Meals FAQs

School meals are required to meet specific nutrition standards to operate the school meals programs. The standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0016
FNS-640: SY 2017-18 Instructions and Reporting Guidance

School programs policy memo SP 14-2019 provides SY 2017-18 reporting guidance for the FNS-640 report. The FNS-640 form became available in FPRS on March 1, 2019. State agencies may use the attached instructions and business rules/edit check to begin and/or finalize implementation of processes for reporting and any system updates for School Year 2017-2018 reporting.

FNS-640
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-2016-0066
Indirect Cost Guidance

On September 30, 2016, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service issued new guidance describing the federal requirements state agencies and school food authorities must comply with in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, with respect to indirect costs. This guidance reflects current cost principles in 2 CFR 200 Subpart E.

SP60-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0068
Information and Guidance on the Domestic Beef Market

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information and guidance to state agencies and school food authorities on the current status of the domestic beef market.

SP 66-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0065
Instructions for Reporting State Administrative Funds for Implementing the New Meal Patterns

To assist state agencies and FNS to better monitor the use of Section 201 funds, as mentioned in our August 15, 2014 memorandum SP60-2014 (Second Extension of Grant Period for State Administrative Funds to Implement New Meal Pattern Requirements), FNS has changed the frequency of financial reporting from annual reporting to quarterly reporting beginning with the fiscal year (FY) 2015.

SP65-2014