Resource | Policy Memos | FD-076
Categorical Eligibility (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification regarding households determined to be categorically eligible for FDPIR in accordance with provisions at sections 4300-4320 of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Handbook 501.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 SFSP06-2017
Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers – Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on meal service requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

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 | Policy Memos | SP08 CACFP04 SFSP03-2017
Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to revise guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the At-Risk Afterschool component of CACFP, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program. In 2014, Food Nutrition Service consolidated previous guidance, simplified the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burden on state agencies and program operators, and clarified how the Community Eligibility Provision relates to area eligibility determinations.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP05-2017
Offer Versus Serve and Family Style Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This memorandum outlines the use of offer versus serve (OVS) in the adult day care and at-risk afterschool settings in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the use of family style meals in the CACFP.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-104
Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits (Revised)

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP05-2017
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) requirements, as found in 7 CFR Part 225, FNS Instruction 796-4, and other official Federal Program guidance. It supersedes SFSP 08-2016, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Nov. 12, 2015.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP04-2017
Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status–Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance to State agencies on procedures for reviewing the nonprofit status of organizations applying to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  In addition, this memorandum clarifies the corrective actions required by organizations whose tax-exempt status has been revoked.  This revision supersedes the June 30, 2011 policy memorandum, SFSP 17-2011: Automatic Revocation of Tax Exempt Status.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-142
Further Clarification on the Prohibition Against Explicitly Religious Activities As Part of TEFAP and CSFP Activities

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide clarification on “explicitly religious activities” per 7 CFR Part 16 and provide specific examples related to The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-141
Questions and Answers Related to the 7 CFR Part 16: Equal Opportunity for Religious Organizations Final Rule

This memorandum answers questions to assist state, local, and eligible recipient agencies in implementing the provisions of the Final Rule and is being released in conjunction with Policy Memorandum FD-142: Further Clarification on Explicitly Religious Activities.