Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0048
Eligibility of Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) to participate in TEFAP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the eligibility of Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) to participate in TEFAP.

FD-069
Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
NSLP/SBP Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification Study – Erroneous Payments in the NSLP and SBP

Program errors and the risk of erroneous payments in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) continue to be a concern. Slightly more than one in five students were certified inaccurately or erroneously denied benefits in school year (SY) 2005-06. New data estimates the gross cost of school meals erroneous payments due to certification error at about $935 million while other operational errors represent about $860 million. Most of the payment errors resulted from (1) household misreporting of income, (2) administrative errors by school districts in processing applications, and (3) errors by cashiers in counting reimbursable meals. The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) will use this new information to continue the extensive work underway, and step up its commitment to work with Congress and program partners to address these erroneous payments. Actions to reduce these errors must improve accuracy without compromising access for low-income families, must not unduly increase burden on schools, and must be cost-effective.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0045
Overuse of the 15 Percent ABAWD Exemptions by State Agencies

This memo provides guidance to sState agencies regarding large grant offset of overused ABAWD funds.

Resource | Forms
FNS FY 2006 Application for Funding to Implement Certification & Verification Procedures

FNS FY 2006 Application for Funding to Implement Certification & Verification Procedures

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0029
Documentation of Tier I Eligibility Determinations in the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight some of the results of that study, and to re-issue guidance concerning what constitutes acceptable documentation of tier I eligibility for family day care homes (FDCHs).

CACFP 08-2007
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Eligibility Information in the Child Nutrition Programs

This final rule establishes requirements for the disclosure of children's free and reduced price meals or free milk eligibility information under the Child Nutrition Programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0012
Extension of Food Stamp Income Exclusion - Deployment to a Combat Zone

The FY 2005 Appropriations Bill for the Department of Agriculture included a provision which excluded from consideration as income in the Food Stamp Program additional pay received by military personnel as a result of deployment to a combat zone. This provision has been extended.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0008
Migrant Site Eligibility Determinations

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that migrant sites participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are considered area eligible sites falling under the category of open, or restricted open, sites as defined by SFSP regulations, 7 CFR 225.2.

SFSP 04-2007