Policy Memorandums

Policy Memorandums

There have been no policy memorandums issued recently.
For information on SNAP-Ed policy, please refer to the Current SNAP Education Plan Guidance.


Historical Policy Memorandums


2011
Financial Management of Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) Provision (PDF | 700KB)
This memo provides additional information to help both the Regional Office staff and the State agency staff to transition the SNAP-Ed related expenditures to the new 100% federal funding stream.

Funding and Guidance of the Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, SNAP Education Provision (PDF | 236KB)
Memo outlines the operations of SNAP-Ed that are affected by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.


2009
Use of Average Teachers Salaries within SNAP-Ed (PDF | 67 KB)
"Current policy for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) requires that States use actual teacher salaries when calculating Federal SNAP-Ed reimbursement for teachers involved in nutrition education. Some State Directors have requested that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) allow the use of average teacher salaries in order to reduce the reporting burden for SNAP-Ed. FNS will allow the use of average teacher salaries using the following parameters outlined in this memo."

Use of Electronic Signatures to Verify SNAP-Ed Time and Effort Reporting (PDF | 102KB)
Policy memo outlining the use of electronic signatures for time and effort reporting by SNAP-Ed providers.


2008
Health Care Organizations as a Venue for Food Stamp Nutrition Education Delivery (PDF | 307KB)
"This policy memorandum is to clarify the language used in the 2009 FSNE Plan Guidance regarding the use of health care organizations as FSNE sub-grantees."


2007
FSNE Multi-Year Plan Guidance Fiscal Years 2008, 2009 and 2010 (PDF | 1.6MB)
"This memorandum provides instructions to State agencies selected to pilot test the submission of multi-year FSNE State Plans. These supplementary instructions should be used along with the FSNE Plan Guidance."


2006
School Wellness Program Policy Memo (PDF | 1.2 MB)
"Provides clarification regarding the role of Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) in supporting or financing the development and implementation of Child Nutrition Local School Wellness Policy."

Calculations for Space in Government Owned Buildings Memo (PDF | 4.1 MB)
"Provides a standard cost calculation that may be used in lieu of actual depreciation cost data to charge the cost of government owned space by Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) grantees."

Approvals of State Food Stamp Nutrition Education Plans (PDF | 186KB)
"This policy memorandum sets forth Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) State Plan approval policies."

Nutrition Education Materials Allowable Cost Memo (PDF | 60KB)
"Clarifies and reemphasizes what constitutes reasonable and necessary nutrition education materials cost associated with delivery of Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE)."

High Volume FSP Authorized Retailers as Venues for FSNE (PDF | 86KB)
"Policy memorandum to set forth additional criterion to allow States to offer FSNE in retail grocers on the basis of high volume FSP redemptions under waiver."


2004
Food Stamp Program Nutrition Education and Outreach Allowable Cost Issue (PDF | 90 KB)
"This policy memorandum clarifies what constitutes reasonable and necessary salary costs associated with the delivery of nutrition education and outreach."

FM-FS Nutrition Education and Outreach Financial Management Issues (PDF | 418 KB)
This policy memorandum provides clarifications on full cost accounting, contingent approval, in-kind contributions and Americorps volunteers.