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Sneak Preview: USDA Will Assess Usage of Suspension, Debarment

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) leadership is taking steps to ensure its various offices understand their enforcement authority and consider suspension and debarment for noncompliant recipients…

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USDA Helps To Provide Nutrition Assistance to States Hit by Hurricanes

The last few weeks have been pretty rough for those in the South dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma (not to mention that Jose is still lurking out there). These states have experienced so much devastation,…

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Federal Agencies Offer Assistance to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

It’s heartbreaking to watch the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Many lives will be affected by this storm that just would not move. To help all the families and individuals in the Gulf Coast region,…

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Sneak Preview: RUS To Develop Broadband Grant Performance Goals

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently agreed with a Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendation to develop measurable goals and evaluate project outcomes for three broadband…

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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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