Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0104
FY 2021 State Management Evaluation Target Areas

FNS is targeting the areas of program operation listed, for state SNAP Agency Management Evaluations for the upcoming fiscal year. State SNAP agencies are required to conduct MEs for the target areas in the upcoming fiscal year, as per 7 CFR 275.8.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0007
Revised Guidance for Use of Vendor/Private Staff in Call Centers: 2020 Update

Building on best practices to date and consistent with USDA’s efforts to improve customer service and increase state flexibility within the bounds of the law, while continuing to encourage states as laboratories of innovation, FNS is once again expanding allowable activities for states seeking to use vendor/private staff in call centers

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0100
State Agency Compliance with Split Tender Implementation Requirements

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide state agencies operating the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children with information regarding compliance with split tender transactions. 

WIC 2017-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0054
Procurement Standards and Resource Management Requirements Related to Franchise Agreements

FNS is aware that school food authorities and program operators may be operating NSLP, SBP, and other child nutrition programs, in a way that includes offering reimbursable meals and non-program foods (a la carte sales, catering, adult meals, etc.) using foods from popular franchise restaurants through a franchise agreement.

SP03 CACFP03 SFSP03-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0042
Promising Practices in WIC Food Cost Containment

This policy memorandum is being issued in response to the Fiscal Year 2013 audit by USDA’s Office of Inspector General, state agencies’ Food Costs for the Food and Nutrition Service’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

WIC 2015-6
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0071
Sale of Safeway to AB Acquisition

This policy memorandum provides guidance to state agencies on authorization of vendors impacted by the sale of Safeway, Inc. (Safeway) to AB Acquisition, LLC (Albertsons).

WIC Policy Memorandum #2015-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0026
Criteria for Waiving the WIC Vendor Preauthorization Visit

This policy memorandum implements the vendor preauthorization provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014 which was enacted Jan. 17, 2014.

2014-7
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0011
School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from Department of Defense Vendors using Section 4 and 11 FFVP Funds

This memorandum clarifies how School Food Authorities may use funds provided under Sections 4 and 11 or 19 of the National School Lunch Act to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program vendors.

FD-133
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0010
School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from US DoD Vendors Using Section 4 & 11 or FFVP Funds

This memorandum clarifies how SFAs may use funds provided under Sections 4 and 11 or 19 of the National School Lunch Ac to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program vendors.

SP25-2014
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0008
Vendor Management: Incentive Items, Vendor Discounts and Coupons

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide comprehensive guidance to WIC state agencies regarding WIC-authorized vendors’ in-store promotions.

2014-3