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 | 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-2015-0047
Increase in the Cash Value Voucher for Pregnant, Postpartum, and Breastfeeding Women

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify WIC State agencies that the monthly value of the cash value voucher (CVV) for fruits and vegetables for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women will increase from $10 to $11 beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2016 on October 1, 2015.

2015-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0044
Medicaid Primary Payer for Exempt Infant Formulas and Medical Foods

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the WIC regulatory requirement at 7 CFR 246.10(e)(3)(vi) that WIC State agencies must coordinate with the State Medicaid Program for the provision of exempt infant formulas and medical foods (i.e. WIC-eligible nutritionals, as defined by 7 CFR 246.2).

2015-7
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0042
Promising Practices in WIC Food Cost Containment

This policy memorandum is being issued in response to the Fiscal Year 2013 audit by USDA’s Office of Inspector General, state agencies’ Food Costs for the Food and Nutrition Service’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (Audit #27004-0001-22).

WIC 2015-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0051
Updated Nondiscrimination Statement for WIC State Agencies

This policy memorandum transmits changes from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights regarding the appropriate nondiscrimination statement to use on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) materials.

2016-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0021
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2015-2016)

This policy memorandum transmits the new Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that were published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2015.

2015-5