Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2004 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

Resource | Grants | Assessing/Improving Operations
Research Grants to Improve Food Stamp Program Access Through Partnership and Technology: 2001 Program Evaluation Summary

In 2001, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) awarded $3.7 million in grants to 14 organizations in 11 States to improve Food Stamp Program access through partnerships and new technology. These projects generally aimed to improve access among the elderly, immigrants, the working poor, and other hard-to-reach groups. The projects used a variety of approaches, including targeted advertising campaigns through community media outlets, informational web sites, computer-assisted pre-screening for eligibility, and direct application assistance.

Resource | Instructions
Treatment of Income Intended for Foster Care

FD-031: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Resource | Instructions
FD-031-Treatment of Income Intended for Foster Care

This memorandum serves to clarify the treatment of income intended for the care of a foster child when determining eligibility for participation in the CSFP.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Combined Application Projects

A Government Partnership to Increase Food Stamp Program Participation among the Elderly and Disabled.

Resource | Report
Report to Congress: Evaluation of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program

Evaluation of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program: Report to Congress. By Jean C. Buzby, Joanne F. Guthrie, and Linda S. Kantor. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, Food and Rural Economics Division, Economic Research Service, USDA.

Resource | Instructions
Sample Application Verification Summary – Single Application

Sample Application Verification Summary – Single Application

Resource | Instructions
Sample Application Verification Summary – Multiple Applications

Sample Application Verification Summary – Multiple Applications

Resource | Instructions
Instructions for Completing SFA Verification Summary Report

Instructions for Completing SFA Verification Summary Report

Resource | Forms
Edit Conditions for the SFA Verification Summary Report (FNS-742)

Edit Conditions for the SFA Verification Summary Report (FNS-742)