Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0086
2017 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option

This memorandum consolidates the recent policy changes in the NSLP,  SBP, and SFSP that affect the implementation of the Seamless Summer Option. This memorandum and its attachment supersede SP 37-2015, 2015 Edition of Questions and Answers for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option, May 22, 2015.

SP09-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0065
Policy Memorandum on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

The attached policy memorandum, “Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the School Meal Programs,” includes important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the school neal programs.  Previous FNS guidance on this issue was included in FNS Instruction 783-2, Rev. 2, Meal Substitutions for Medical or other Special Dietary Reasons

Resource | Forms
Federal-State Agreement Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs

This agreement sets out the requirements for administering the child nutrition programs and the food distribution programs.

FNS-74
Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP and TEFAP Regulatory Update

In this July 26, 2016, webinar for state and local agencies administering the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Food Distribution Division’s policy branch staff outline the regulatory changes impacting CSFP and TEFAP in two recently released final rules: (1) Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods and The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, and (2) Federal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Applying the USDA Foods Complaint Process

Andre Orange and Tony Wilkins of the FNS Food Distribution Division share real-life examples of USDA Foods complaints as they provide helpful tips on how to handle and prevent these scenarios.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
FDPIR: Overview of OMB’s Uniform Guidance

This webinar reviews the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) new guidance at 2 CFR part 200, titled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) as it applies to the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Leveraging FNS Programs in a Lead Exposure Crisis

This webinar provides information necessary to leverage FNS programs in response to a lead exposure crisis and to provide best practices and lessons learned from those who dealt with the on-the-ground response in Flint, Michigan.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Food Program Reporting System (FPRS)

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is the Federal agency responsible for managing the domestic nutrition assistance programs. Its mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organization by providing children and low-income people with access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. FNS is consolidating certain programmatic and financial data reporting requirements under the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS), an electronic reporting system. The purpose is to give States and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) agencies one portal for the various reporting required for the programs that the States and ITO operate.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Food Program Reporting System (FPRS)

This study is necessary to implement section 28(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. This legislation directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to carry out annual national performance assessments of the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Programs. With the expansion of CEP nationwide, the CEP Characteristics Study will include surveys of nationally representative samples of participating and eligible non-participating LEAs to obtain updated information on the characteristics of participating and non-participating districts and schools. It will also examine CEP impacts on student participation and per meal revenue.