Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0058
Revised SY16-17 SFA-3 Administrative Review Form for FNS-640 Reporting

This memorandum provides the SY 2016-2017 SFA-3 with revised instructions that provide additional information and clarifications to the previously released form’s instructions. The revised instructions will assist with the completion of the FNS-640 report that is due on March 1, 2018.

SP43-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0049
2018 Direct Certification Improvement Grant RFA

The Fiscal Year 2018 Direct Certification Improvement Grant Request for Applications are available to state agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program to fund the costs of improving your direct certification rates with SNAP, and other needs-based assistance programs, as allowed under federal statute and regulations.

SP41-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0046
2017 Edition of Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

Attached is the 2017 Edition of Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs. This guide provides guidance on the requirement for school food authorities to ensure equal access to Program benefits for children with disabilities, which includes providing special meals to children with a disability that restricts their diet.

SP40-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0041
Compliance with and Enforcement of the Buy American Provision in the NSLP

This memorandum replaces SP 24-2016, Compliance with and Enforcement of the Buy American Provision in the National School Lunch Program. It provides several updates, including suggested contract language to be utilized in solicitations, and serves to reinforce the importance of the Buy American provision to our economy and its positive effects on small and local businesses.

SP38-2017
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Integrity Features of a Web-based School Meal Application

This webinar details guidance and best practices for incorporating integrity-oriented design features into web-based school meal applications. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0024
Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application for SY 2017-2018

Attached to this memorandum, please find a revised edition of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals, with an accompanying instructions document. These materials have been updated for use in school year 2017-2018, and may be adapted for direct use by state and local agencies, or as a reference for designing an effective application packet that meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. 

SP28-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0010
Reporting Guidance for Results of the Administrative Reviews Conducted in School Year 2015-2016

This memorandum provides reporting guidance for the state agencies that conducted reviews utilizing the Administrative Review process for School Year 2015-2016.

SP21-2017
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-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.

SP21-2016
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. 

SP20-2016