Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0093
SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance

USDA has issued guidance to states in implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 which provides for the issuance of emergency allotments (supplements) based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid

FNS will conduct additional demonstration projects to expand the evaluation of direct certification with Medicaid for both free and reduced price meal eligibility in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools and Indian Tribal Organizations to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National Processing Agreement (NPA) Approved Processors

List of National Processing Agreement approved processors for USDA Foods in Schools by school year.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109
State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Tips for Using the FDPIR Sharing Gallery

A collection of tip sheets for FDPIR program operators and nutrition educators providing information on how to use the resources in the FDPIR Sharing Gallery for nutrition education.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA Foods Cheese in CSFP

This page contains a factsheet for CSFP program staff and a flyer for CSFP program customers on how to properly handle, store, and distribute USDA Foods cheese in the CSFP program.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WBSCM References

References for user roles, status codes, material codes and reports, and business partners and relationships are provided to understand how Web Based Supply Chain Management data connects with business operations.

Resource | Report
SNAP Redemptions Report

This is a comparison of SNAP Authorized Farmers and Markets for previous fiscal years.

Resource | Newsletters
e-Letter Archive

The Dirt, USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems monthly e-Letter is chock full of updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. Check out the archives, below, to explore grantee success stories, resource highlights, and Census facts.