Resource | Policy Memos | FD-140
Signature Block Removal from Summary End Product Data Schedules

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify state distributing agency (SDA) requirements related to approval of end product data schedules (EPDS) and summary end product data schedules (SEPDS) and provide an explanation for the removal of signature blocks from the SEPDS A and B templates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS Instruction 709-5
Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods (FNS Instruction 709-5)

This Instruction establishes the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency (SDA), Indian Tribal Organization (ITO), or other consignee must follow in receiving shipments of USDA Foods, and conveys established responsibilities for other entities such as USDA Foods vendors and carriers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-131
Q&As: Use of SAE Funds and SAE Reallocation Funds in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum clarifies the uses of State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds for administrative and other expenses incurred in the Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs (USDA Foods in Schools).

Resource | Policy Memos
FY 2019 TEFAP Funding Memo

TEFAP funding memorandum to state and regional directors

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-128
Determining Inventory Levels of USDA Foods for Use in TEFAP and Inventory Reporting Requirements

State agencies must exercise diligence to ensure that TEFAP food inventories are managed effectively, efficiently, and without waste. The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide state agencies with the direction and guidance necessary in maintaining proper inventory levels of USDA Foods for TEFAP, including the estimation of monthly utilization rates for new or bonus USDA Foods for which there are no historical usage records.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-041
Distribution of TEFAP Foods to Children

This memorandum provides guidance on the distribution of USDA Foods under TEFAP to children through Kids Cafe, Backpack, or similar programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-017
Meals Provided to Volunteers

The memorandum outlines the conditions under which eligible recipient agencies can provide meals to volunteers staffing distribution sites and charge as a TEFAP administrative expense.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-036
TEFAP Local-Level Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify the federal requirements for record keeping and reporting in TEFAP.

Resource | Policy Memos
Farm Bill Changes to TEFAP State Plan Requirements and Food Funding Formula

On December 20, 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) was signed into law. Section 4018 of the Farm Bill changes TEFAP State Plan requirements and the TEFAP food funding formula.

Resource | Policy Memos
TEFAP - Information on the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Act

Section 4104 of the Farm Bill  directs  USDA to issue guidance to promote awareness of donations of apparently wholesome food by qualified direct donors protected under section 22(c) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 . This guidance only applies to privately donated foods provided to TEFAP state agencies and eligible recipient agencies  and is not applicable to USDA Foods provided through TEFAP.