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-2017-0020
FNS-640 Administrative Review Report Form and Instructions

This memorandum provides an overview of the redesign of the FNS-640 Administrative Review Report and provides information regarding FNS-640 instructions, system updates and upcoming activities. The FNS-640 is scheduled to be available in the Food Program Reporting System by January 2018.

SP25-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0002
FNS-640 SY 2016-17 Reporting Guidance

This memo provides SY 2016-17 reporting guidance for the FNS-640 report. The FNS-640 report form is scheduled to be available in the Food Programs Reporting System in January 2018. The attached revised instructions and business rules/edit checks supersede the instructions that were released with memorandum SP 25-2017, FNS-640: Administrative Review Report Form and Instructions.

SP03-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0018
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Allocation of Funds for FY 2019

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide funding allocation amounts for all state agencies for Fiscal Year 2019; to provide information on funding requirements and deadlines; and to serve as a reminder of important program requirements.

SP16-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0029
Initial Carry-over of Previous Year's Eligibility - Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo

This memo is to clarify the provision on the 30 day carry-over into the next school year for free and reduced-price eligibility.

SP 17
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0033
Meaningful Access for Persons with Limited English Proficiency in the School Meal Programs: Guidance and Q&As

This memorandum consolidates and supersedes previous LEP guidance and incorporates previously released USDA and FNS guidance. FNS is issuing this guidance in a  Q&A format to provide responses to questions that FNS has received regarding communications with LEP individuals.

SP37-2016
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-2005-0012
Verification Activities – Reauthorization 2004 Implementation Memo SP-13

This memorandum provides information about implementing requirements concerning confirmation activities, individual review of selected applications and follow-up in relation to verification of households’ eligibility for free or reduced price meals.