Resource | Webinars/Videos
USDA FNS Data Validation Service Information for Vendors and State System Owners

This webinar was produced by FNS to describe its Data Validation Service (DVS). The DVS is an optional validation service that checks school food authority (SFA)-level Verification Collection Report (FNS-742) records as the SFA submits its data to the state. In real time, the DVS returns error and warning messages back to the SFA through the state system. This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about connecting to the DVS through existing state platforms.

Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices: Program Access and Expansion

This section presents ideas on outreach activities that have helped communities expand meal services and participation. 

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
SFSP - Sponsor FAQs

SFSP is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FNS decides overall program policy and publishes regulations and payment rates. State education agencies administer SFSP in most States. Other State agencies may also be assigned to run the program.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods

This rule revises and clarifies requirements for the processing of donated foods in order to: Incorporate successful processing options tested in demonstration projects into the regulations, ensure accountability for donated foods provided for processing, increase program efficiency and integrity, and support vendor and State operability.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Training and Presentations

The FNS State Systems team has produced a series of training presentations designed to help state agencies understand and comply with the FNS approval process. These eight on-line presentations correspond to FNS Handbook 901, with information on the key documents or phases in the process.

Resource | Technical Assistance
What is Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)?

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
APD - Non-Testing FAQs
Resource | Research | General/Other
Evaluation of Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables

Authorized by Section 4202 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79, the 2014 Farm Bill), the USDA Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables was designed to provide States with additional flexibility in the procurement of unprocessed fruits and vegetables. Participating States and school food authorities (SFAs) can purchase approved items with existing USDA Foods National School Lunch Program entitlement funds from any USDA Pilot-authorized vendor in support of the school meal standards.

Resource | Routine FR Notice
Comment Request - WIC Integrity Profile (TIP) Forms (FNS-698, FNS-699, and FNS-700)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the TIP Data Collection, which will provide FNS and WIC State agencies with an annual data set that can be used to assess State agencies' compliance with WIC vendor management requirements and estimate State agencies' progress in eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Guidance

Below Documents and Page links that provide WIC Guidance.