Tag Archives: FNS

Sneak Preview: FNS Clarifies Procurement Review Requirements

The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently issued guidance, in the form of a memo — SP-39-2017, to states clarifying that they…

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FNS Adds Time for Comments on Child Nutrition Program Proposal

Sometime you just need a little more time to do all that you need to do. Well, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has done just that for stakeholders interested in submitting comments on a FNS proposed rule concerning child…

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FNS Issues Q&A on Meals for Limited English Proficiency Students

As we all know, the human mouth is useful for two important purposes: speaking and eating. Limitations to the first should not impact the second. Such could be said according to a recent document by the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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Sneak Preview: FNS Letter Details Buy American Provisions

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A recent Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) letter to regional and state nutrition program officials detailed how they should monitor and enforce…

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Improper Payments Down for School Meal Programs

This is a step in the right direction. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently announced that improper payments in the nation’s school meals programs are down.

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Sneak Preview: New Manual Calls for Extra Reviews for Some LEAs

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Food and Nutrition Service has issued to state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) the 2014 version of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals,…

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FNS Farm Bill FAQ Responds to States’ Queries Related to SNAP

The Food and Nutrition Service this month released a memo that should essentially be called “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Farm Bill (But Were Afraid to Ask).” The memo, which FNS officially titled “Question & Answers Concerning…

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LEAs Now Have More Time To Participate in Community Eligibility Provision

When the federal government encourages grantees to do something, they should pay attention. However, when it “strongly encourages” grantees to act, they pretty well better heed that message. This blog post falls into the latter category.

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Sneak Preview: States Given More Power To Curb SNAP Trafficking

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service is giving states more authority to halt the fraudulent use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, particularly for excessive…

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Help Wanted: Ideas Sought To Reduce SNAP Trafficking

One growing concern among officials at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service is trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp program. Trafficking is the exchange of benefits for cash or other ineligible items.

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