Resource | Webinars/Videos
Disaster Preparedness: The Role of USDA Foods in Disasters

In this webinar, we discuss what actions you can take and the resources available to be better prepared for a disaster when utilizing USDA Foods.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-093
Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures (Revised)

This memorandum consolidates and clarifies select disaster/emergency policies and procedures applicable to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: SNAP Promotion

This proposed rule would implement Section 4018 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.  Section 4018 created new limitations on the use of federal funds authorized in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (FNA), for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) promotion and outreach activities.  

Resource | Grants
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Final Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supplemental Allocations, and Administrative Requirements

Through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 20 13 (PL 11 3-2), States affected by Hurricane Sandy are provided with $5.7 million in supplemental funding for TEFAP. The assistance was initially offered to twelve States and the District of Columbia that were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy, based on major disaster declarations and eligibility for individual assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In total, nine States accepted at least some supplemental assistance; funding that was not accepted by certain States was reallocated proportionately to the remaining States. The attached worksheet shows the amounts that each State will receive as USDA Foods and administrative funds.

Resource | Grants
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Allocation of Disaster Supplemental Appropriations

On January 29, 201 3, President Barack Obama signed the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-2, the "Act"), providing TEFAP with $6 million in supplemental funding. The Act gives the Secretary authority to provide these funds to the States affected by Hurricane Sandy without regard to the formula normally used to allocate TEFAP entitlement foods and administrative funding among the States. In addition, the Act also gives the Secretary authority to provide the supplemental funding as USDA Foods, administrative funds, or both. The TEFAP supplemental appropriation is subject to sequestration if a budget resolution is not enacted by March 1, 2013. Thus, at this time, we are estimating that approximately $5.7 million will be available for allocation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-066
Continuation of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Assistance During a Human Pandemic (Revised)

This policy memorandum is the result of activities undertaken to plan a government-wide response to a potential human pandemic and addresses the operation of its USDA food programs during a major pandemic event. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-094
Cancellation of Policy Memoranda FD-063, Household Eligibility Determinations for Disaster or Emergency Evacuees Residing with a Host Family, and FD-072, FDPIR Households Displaced During a Disaster

Policy Memoranda FD-063, Household Eligibility Determinations for Disaster or Emergency Evacuees Residing with a Host Family (dated December 4, 2006), and FD-072, FDPIR Households Displaced During a Disaster (dated February 19, 2008), are cancelled. The guidance provided by these Policy Memoranda has been consolidated and clarified in Policy Memorandum FD-093, Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-088
Reimbursement of Intra-State Transportation Costs During Disasters

During a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, or during a situation of distress declared by a state or the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the state may find it necessary to transport USDA Foods from one area within the state to another in support of disaster feeding efforts.  These intra-state transportation costs will be reimbursed by FNS during a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, and reimbursed by FNS to the extent funds are available during situations of distress.