Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0056
SNAP - QC System Resumes Nationwide July 2021: Expectations, Special Review Procedures and Optional Face-to-Face Interview Waiver

On April 30, 2021, FNS issued a memo that SNAP Quality Control will resume nationwide starting July 2021, with special QC review procedures related to COVID-related adjustments, and provides state agencies with a blanket waiver regarding the QC face-to-face interview.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0189
Use of Manufacturer-Provided Nutrition Information to Determine WIC Food Item Eligibility

This memorandum provides information to assist WIC state agencies in ensuring WIC supplemental foods on the state Approved Product List meet the minimum federal nutrition requirements and specifications.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0160
SNAP Extension of Waiver of QC Face-to-Face Interview Requirement Due to the COVID-19 – Blanket Approval

FNS will allow state agencies to suspend requirements to conduct face-to-face interviews for QC active reviews through Dec. 31, 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0129
SNAP-Ed Guidance Plan and Templates

The guidance document provides policy guidance for states regarding the operation of the SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program, referred to as SNAP-Ed.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0069
FY 2020 QC Tolerance Level and Update to FNS Handbook 310

SNAP’s QC system uses a tolerance level to set the threshold for determining which errors are included in the national payment error rate calculation. For FY 2020, the tolerance threshold will remain at $37. For FY 2020, all state agencies shall use $37 as the QC tolerance level for excluding small errors.

QC Policy Memo: 19-04
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0064
Information from Third Party Payroll Sources

This memorandum clarifies the use of third party payroll sources, such as The Work Number, for SNAP certification policy and Quality Control purposes. The first two sections of this memorandum apply to certification policy and the section titled Quality Control Considerations provides details on how to treat verification from a third party payroll source for QC reviews.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0047
Update to FNS Handbook 310 - SNAP QC Review Handbook

Effective for the October 2018 SNAP QC sample month, all reviewers must update their FNS 310 Handbooks to include the updated page changes listed below and shall follow the procedures amending those sections of the FNS 310 Handbook. These updates are the result of comments received, technical amendments, and clarifications to the following areas.

QC Policy Memo: 19-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0040
Update to FNS Handbook 310 - SNAP Quality Control (QC) Review Handbook

Effective for the October 2018 SNAP QC sample month, all reviewers must update their FNS 310 Handbooks to include the updated page changes listed below and shall follow the procedures amending those sections of the FNS 310 Handbook.

QC Policy Memo: 19-01
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0032
Menu Planner

The Menu Planner for School Meals: School Year 2018-2019 is a comprehensive guide for local school nutrition professionals to assist them with developing healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing school meals and snacks that meet the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0005
SNAP Quality Control Review Handbook - Clarification of Procedures Regarding the Transmission/Release of Case Finding

This memorandum provides clarification of changes made to Section 1240 - Transmission/Release of Active Case Findings to FNS, Data Checking, and Changing Case Findings and Section 13 70 - Transmission of Negative Case Findings to FNS, Data Checking and Changing Case Findings in the October 2017 edition of the FNS Quality Control Review Handbook 310.

QC Policy Memo 18-02