Tag Archives: USDA

Sneak Preview: NIFA Issues Rules for Veterinary Services Grants

(The following is excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has issued final regulations for the Veterinary Services Grants Program (VSGP). Effective March 27,…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges Improved Use of SNAP Data Matching

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plan to better disseminate information about promising practices in which state Supplemental Nutrition…

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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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Federal Agencies Working To Assist Residents in Flint, Mich.

Having clean, safe water available to drink is something many of us take for granted. What we’ve seen in Flint, Mich., over the last few months has done nothing but emphasize the importance of protecting water resources to ensure the…

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Agencies Urge Congress to Alter Funding Structure for Fighting Fires

The heads of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of the Interior (DOI) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week sent a joint letter to Congress requesting action to change how the nation pays for the cost…

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Sneak Preview: Proposal Would Include Food Delivery Under SNAP

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has proposed to allow governmental and nonprofit food purchasing and delivery service providers, for the…

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Federal Agencies Encouraged To Work Together on Elderly Services

Teamwork – it never gets old. If only we could say the same thing about our own lives. Promoting such teamwork is the major recommendation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a recent report evaluating federal agency programs for…

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Sneak Preview: Better Monitoring Needed for Section 2501 Awards

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) plans, by October, to implement enhanced monitoring measures  that comply with its standard operating procedures…

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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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