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SNAP Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021

On Dec. 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021. Attached is an information memorandum describing the SNAP provisions of that Act.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0023

Issues with Application Materials Submission Instructions

On Oct. 6, 2017, we issued a memo regarding SNAP applicants and households who are sending certification materials to the USDA instead of the appropriate SNAP state agency for processing.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0031

Revisions to Instructions for Calculation of Average Daily Attendance on Form FNS-418

This memorandum announces a revision to the instructions for calculating average daily attendance (ADA) on the Form FNS-418: Report of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.

SFSP09-2017
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020

Variations in Meal Requirements for Religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

783-13 Rev. 3
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2005-0051

FNS 113-1: Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement

The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and convey policy and provide guidance and direction to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service and its recipients and customers, and ensure compliance with and enforcement of the prohibition against discrimination in all FNS nutrition programs and activities, whether federally funded in whole or not. 

FNS Instruction 113-1
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1997-0006

The Grains/Breads Requirement for the Food-Based Menu Planning Alternatives in the Child Nutrition Programs

This Instruction sets forth the criteria to be used to determine acceptable grains/breads, the criteria to be used to determine equivalent minimum serving sizes, and examples of foods that qualify as grains/breads for meals served under the food-based menu planning alternatives in all child nutrition programs

783-1 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1994-0013

Meal Substitutions for Medical or Other Special Dietary Reasons

This Instruction outlines the policy for food substitutions and other modifications in the meal patterns necessary to meet the dietary requirements of program participants with handicaps and with other special dietary needs.

783-2 REV. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1992-0005

Financial Management - Summer Food Service Program for Children

This Instruction establishes standards, principles, and guidelines to assist SAs and FNSROs in the development and maintenance of financial management systems.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0011

Approval of Child Care Institutions for the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this Instruction is to clarify issues which have been raised in the past concerning the approval of child care institutions as sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1990-0002

Reimbursement For Recycled Milk and Other Meal Components

This Instruction sets forth the policy concerning recycling of milk and other meal components.