Resource | Presentations
Letters to Congressional Committees on HIP

Annual reports to Congress describing the status and results of each HIP pilot from 2009-2012

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2009-0085
New CSFP State Agencies' Welcome Packet

This Welcome Packet  is intended to provide helpful information as your State begins serving CSFP participants. Here's an outline of information that will  help  you  as you  get started operating your new CSFP program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0084
Handling Multiple Applications Submitted by the Same Household

As more state agencies are able to offer households the option of applying for SNAP benefits online, the occurrence of households filing multiple electronic applications has become a more visible issue. FNS has been asked: must a state agency process each application submitted by a household in the application month, or may the state agency automatically deny the additional applications that follow the initial application submission? The following clarification applies to multiple applications filed in any form during the initial month of application, whether paper or electronic.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Healthy Incentives Pilot Evaluation

This is a summary of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the evaluation of HIP.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

MOU - FNS, AMS, FSIS, AND NMFS.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Points to Remember for Facilitating the CN Label Review Process

Prior to production All CN labels must be approved in FINAL by AMS (& FSIS or NMFS if applicable).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0083
Transition Participation Reporting

This policy memorandum provides guidance in response to WIC state agency questions concerning reporting participation on the FNS-798 during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2010.

WIC 2010-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0082
SNAP - 120-Day Quality Control (QC) Variance Exclusion for Section 8 of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

On Nov. 19, 2009, the Program Development Division issued guidance on how to implement Section 8 of that act requiring state agencies to exclude the $25 a week increased unemployment compensation payments from all calculation of resources and income.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Service Agreement for CN Labeling Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Specialty Crops Program (SC), Specialty Crops Inspection Division (SCI Division) performs CN Label review services and charges a fee for each CN label reviewed. 

Resource | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2009 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.