Tag Archives: FNS

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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Sneak Preview: Poor WIC Reviews Overlook Vendor Violations

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating guidance to help Food and Nutrition Service regional staff members conduct better management evaluation reviews to better determine how well…

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Sneak Preview: FNS Urged To Review WIC Monitoring Results

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Food and Nutrition Service plans to review the monitoring results for state administration of the Women, Infants, and Children Program, but has yet to determine when,…

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This Is Anything but Simplified

I have spent an incredible amount of time this week contacting grants management attorneys, federal officials and consultants trying to determine how the grants community should comply with the simplified acquisition threshold. If I wasn’t adamant enough in my previous…

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Sneak Preview: FNS To Issue TEFAP Documentation Guidance

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Food and Nutrition Service plans to issue guidance this fall requiring states to review documentation periodically under the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to ensure expenses…

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Sneak Preview: FNS To Use Medicaid Data in School Meal Projects

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Food and Nutrition Service is sponsoring demonstration projects in six states aimed at enabling low-income children to directly receive free school meals based on Medicaid information.

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