Title 7--AGRICULTURE
Chapter II--FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


purpose and scope. 210.2 Definitions. 210.3 Administration. Subpart B_Reimbursement Process for States and School Food Authorities 210.4...


National School Lunch Act, as amended. Afterschool care program means a program providing organized child care services to enrolled school-age children afterschool hours for...


the Program. Within FNS, the CND will be responsible for Program administration. (b) States. Within the States, the responsibility for the administration of the...


the extent funds are available, FNS will make cash assistance available in accordance with the provisions of this section to each State agency for lunches and meal supplements...


terms and conditions of the State agency's grant in a grant award document and will generally make payments available by means of a Letter of Credit issued in favor of the...


made available under the Program to reimburse or make advance payments to school food authorities in connection with lunches and meal supplements served in accordance with...


to finance nonprofit school food service operations shall be made only to school food authorities operating under a written agreement with the State agency. Subject...


authority shall establish internal controls which ensure the accuracy of lunch counts prior to the submission of the monthly Claim for Reimbursement. At a minimum,...


a school food authority shall make written application to the State agency for any school in which it desires to operate the Program. Applications shall provide the State...


a school food authority shall make written application to the State agency for any school in which it desires to operate the Program. Applications shall provide the State...
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section: (1) Competitive foods means any foods sold in competition with the Program to children in food service areas during the lunch periods. (2) Food of...


authorities shall promote activities to involve students and parents in the Program. Such activities may include menu planning, enhancement of the eating environment,...


ensure that food storage, preparation and service is in accordance with the sanitation and health standards established under State and local law and regulations. ...


authorities shall maintain a nonprofit school food service. Revenues received by the nonprofit school food service are to be used only for the operation or improvement of...


food authorities are required to submit forms and reports to the State agency or the distributing agency, as appropriate, to demonstrate compliance with...


(including a State agency acting in the capacity of a school food authority) may contract with a food service management company to manage its food service operation...


year, the amount of State revenues appropriated or used specifically by the State for program purposes shall not be less than 30 percent of the funds received by such...


year, the amount of State revenues appropriated or used specifically by the State for program purposes shall not be less than 30 percent of the funds received by such...
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agency shall provide an adequate number of consultative, technical and managerial personnel to administer programs and monitor performance in complying with all...


shall submit forms and reports to FNS to demonstrate compliance with Program requirements. The reports include but are not limited to: (1) Requests for cash to...


shall comply with the requirements of 7 CFR part 3015 concerning the procurement of supplies, food, equipment and other services with Program funds. These...


comply with the requirements of 7 CFR part 3015 concerning the audit requirements for recipients and subrecipients of the Department's financial assistance. (b)...


meal supplements. State agencies and school food authorities shall ensure that lunches and meal supplements are made available free or at a reduced price to all children who...


agency shall withhold Program payments, in whole or in part, to any school food authority which has failed to comply with the provisions of this part. Program payments shall...


a State agency has materially failed to comply with the provisions of this part, or with FNS guidelines and instructions, FNS may suspend or terminate the Program in whole, or...


funds, assets, or property provided under this part whether received directly or indirectly from the Department, shall if such funds, assets, or property are of a value of...


not impose any requirements with respect to teaching personnel, curriculum, instructions, methods of instruction, or materials of instruction in any school as a...


the pilot projects mandated under section 18(d) of the Act may be exempted by the Department from some or all of the counting and free and reduced price...


evaluation of each State agency's administration of the National School Lunch Program. (b) Basis for evaluations. FNS will evaluate all aspects of...


Program should write to their State educational agency or to the appropriate Regional Office of FNS as indicated below: (a) In the States of Connecticut,...


Program should write to their State educational agency or to the appropriate Regional Office of FNS as indicated below: (a) In the States of Connecticut,...
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for Children, under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, and sets forth the general requirements for participation in the program. The Act reads in pertinent part...


not included under the definition of children. (c) [Reserved] (d) Child and Adult Care Food Program means the program authorized by section 17 of the...


shall be responsible for Program administration. (b) Within the States, to the extent practicable and permissible under State law, responsibility for the administration of...


he may determine from the funds appropriated for Program reimbursement. Subject to Sec. 215.11(c)(2), the total of these payments for each State for any fiscal year shall...


favor of the State agency. The State agency shall: (1) Obtain funds needed to reimburse School Food Authorities and child-care institutions through presentation by...


to schools and child-care institutions in connection with the purchase and service of milk to children in accordance with the provisions of this part: Provided,...


it does not participate in a meal service program authorized under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 or the National School Lunch Act; except that schools with such...


to all children; (ii) served to all children in pricing programs by institutions and School Food Authorities not electing to provide free milk; and (iii) served...


Program prior to the receipt of the application from the School Food Authority or child-care institution. Such written approval shall be attached to the subsequently...


or FNSRO where applicable, a monthly Claim for Reimbursement. (b) Claims for Reimbursement shall include data in sufficient detail to justify the reimbursement...


provide Program assistance, as follows: (1) Consultive, technical, and managerial personnel to administer the Program and monitor performance of schools and...


claim and recover any payment made to a School Food Authority or child-care institution that was not properly payable under this part. State agencies will use their own procedures...


this title concerning the audit requirements for recipients and subrecipients of the Department's financial assistance. (b) These requirements call for...


elect to make free milk available, as set forth in Sec. 215.7(d)(2), to children who meet the approved eligibility criteria. Such child care institutions shall...


The Department's agreements with State agencies, the State agencies' agreements with School Food Authorities and child-care institutions and the FNSRO agreements with...


Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-102 and the Department's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations, 7 CFR part 3015, subpart S (46 FR 55658) concerning the procurement...


the provisions of this part, or with FNS guidelines and instructions, FNS may suspend or terminate the Program in whole, or in part, or take any other action as may be available...


their State educational agency, or the appropriate Food and Nutrition Service Regional Office of FNS as indicated below: (a) In the States of Connecticut, Maine,...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements are described control ...


Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, which authorizes payments to the States to assist them to initiate, maintain, or expand nonprofit breakfast programs...


meal which meets the nutritional requirements set out in Sec. 220.8, and which is served to a child in the morning hours. The meal shall be served at or close to the beginning of...


FNS, CND shall be responsible for administration of the Program. (b) Within the States, responsibility for the administration of the Program in schools as defined in Sec....


agency for breakfasts served to children under the Program. Subject to [[Page 88]] Sec. 220.13(b)(2), the total of these payments for each State for any...


by FNS in favor of the State agency. The State agency shall: (a) Obtain funds needed for reimbursement to School Food Authorities through presentation by designated...


reimburse or make advance payments to School Food Authorities in connection with breakfasts served in accordance with the provisions of this part. However, with the approval of...


any school in which it desires to operate the School Breakfast Program, if such school did not participate in the Program in the prior fiscal year. The School Food Authority...


any school in which it desires to operate the School Breakfast Program, if such school did not participate in the Program in the prior fiscal year. The School Food Authority...
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meeting the requirements of Sec. 220.8, and reported in accordance with Sec. 220.11(b) of this part. School Food Authorities shall plan for and prepare breakfasts...


under an agreement with the State Agency or the Department, and may be made only after execution of [[Page 103]] the agreement. Such payments may...


FNSRO where applicable, a monthly Claim for Reimbursement. (b) Claims for Reimbursement shall include data in sufficient detail to justify the reimbursement claimed and...


the sale of foods in competition with breakfasts served under the Program. Such rules or regulations shall prohibit the sale of foods of minimal nutritional value, as listed...


Food Authority of a school participating in the School Breakfast Program to develop and file for approval a free and reduced price policy statement in accordance with paragraph...


Authority that was not properly payable under this part. State agencies will use their own procedures to disallow claims and recover overpayments already made. ...


concerning the audit requirements for recipients and subrecipients of the Department's financial assistance. (b) These requirements call for organization-wide financial...


and Budget (OMB) Circular A-102 and the Department's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations, 7 CFR part 3015, subpart S (46 FR 55658) concerning the procurement of...


instructions, methods of instruction, and materials of instruction in any school as a condition for participation in the Program. (b) The value...


of this part, or with FNS guidelines and instructions, FNS may suspend or terminate the Program in whole, or in part, or take any other action as may be available...


pay the full price thereof, and the serving of the breakfasts to such children, shall be effected in accordance with part 245 of this chapter. [Amdt. 25, 41 FR...


to the appropriate Food and Nutrition Service Regional Office as indicated below: (a) In the States of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements are described control ...


administer a Summer Food Service Program. Section 13 of the Act authorizes the Secretary to assist States through grants-in-aid to conduct nonprofit food service...


means costs incurred by a sponsor related to planning, organizing, and managing a food service under the Program, and excluding interest costs and operating costs. ...


in the administration of the Program. (b) State administered programs. Within the State, responsibility for the administration of the Program shall be in the...


of each year, each State agency shall submit to FNSRO a Program management and administration plan for that fiscal year. (b) Each plan shall be acted on or approved by March...


(1) Administrative funding formula. For each fiscal year, FNS shall pay to each State agency for administrative expenses incurred in the Program an amount equal to (i)...


(1) Administrative funding formula. For each fiscal year, FNS shall pay to each State agency for administrative expenses incurred in the Program an amount equal to (i)...
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each State agency shall make available training in all necessary areas of Program administration to sponsor personnel, food service management...


accounting records of its Program operations which will adequately identify funds authorizations, obligations, unobligated balances, assets, liabilities, income,...


agencies may make start-up payments to sponsors which have executed Program agreements. Start-up payments shall not be made more than two months before the sponsor is...


of their own operations to be conducted in accordance with the Department's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR part 3015). Unless otherwise exempt, sponsors...


be used by the State agency to improve Program performance. (b) Investigations. Each State agency shall promptly investigate complaints received or irregularities noted...


for reimbursement and recover any payment to a sponsor not properly payable under this part, except as provided for in Sec. 225.10(c). State agencies may consider claims...


by an applicant appealing: A denial of an application for participation; a denial of a sponsor's request for an advance payment; a denial of a sponsor's claim...


make written application to the State agency to participate in the Program. Such application shall be made on a timely basis in accordance with the requirements of Sec....


the food service in accordance with: the provisions of this part; any instructions and handbooks issued by FNS under this part; and any instructions and handbooks issued...


preparing, and serving food, proper sanitation and health standards are met which conform with all applicable State and local laws and regulations. Sponsors shall ensure...


the standards prescribed in the Department's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations at 7 CFR part 3015, subpart S, in the procurement of food, supplies, goods, and other...


closeout procedures for the Program shall be in accordance with the Department's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR part 3015), subpart N. (b) Termination...


may write to the appropriate State agency or Regional Office of FNS as indicated below: (a) In the States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements...


of Agriculture will carry out the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended, authorizes assistance to States...


of Agriculture will carry out the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended, authorizes assistance to States...
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the administration of the Program. (b) Within the States, responsibility for the administration of the Program shall be in the State agency, except that if FNS...


fiscal year based on funds provided to the Department, FNS shall make funds available to each State agency to reimburse institutions for their costs in connection with...


section 416 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1431) or purchased under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 1431), section 709 of the Food and...


section 416 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1431) or purchased under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 1431), section 709 of the Food and...
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standards of financial management systems in administering Program funds by the State agency and institutions. (b) Each State agency shall maintain an...


shall be conducted in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget's Circulars A-128 and A-110 and the Department's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations (7 CFR...


rates of reimbursement, not less frequently than annually, on the basis of family-size and income information reported by each institution. Assigned rates of...


State agency shall provide an advance payment to each institution electing to receive such payments, in accordance with Sec. 226.6(b)(10). Advance payments shall equal...


centers. (a) Payments shall be made only to institutions operating under an agreement with the State agency for the meal types specified in the agreement...


(a) General. Sponsoring organizations for day care homes shall receive payments for administrative costs. During any fiscal year, administrative costs payments to a...


(a) Payments shall be made only to sponsoring organizations operating under an agreement with the State agency for the meal types specified in the agreement served to...


a claim for reimbursement and recover any payment to an institution not properly payable under this part. State agencies may consider claims for reimbursement not...


XIX and title XX centers, and sponsoring organizations of such centers, institutions must be public, or have tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code of...


comply with all provisions of Sec. 226.15. (b) A sponsoring organization is prohibited from submitting an application on behalf of a facility if either the facility or any...


the Program either as independent centers or under the auspices of a sponsoring organization; provided, however, that public and private nonprofit centers shall not be eligible...


or local licensing or approval to provide day care services to children. Day care homes which cannot obtain their license because they lack the funding to comply...


centers may participate in the Program either as independent centers or under the auspices of a sponsoring organization; Provided, however, That public and private...


the Program either as independent centers or under the auspices of a sponsoring organization; provided, however, that public and private nonprofit centers shall not...


the Program either as independent centers or under the auspices of a sponsoring organization; provided, however, that public and private nonprofit centers shall not...
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food service management company. An institution which contracts with a food service management company shall remain responsible for ensuring that the food service...


the procurement of foods, supplies, equipment, and other goods and services. These standards are furnished to ensure that such materials and services are...


the procurement of foods, supplies, equipment, and other goods and services. These standards are furnished to ensure that such materials and services are...
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shall follow the policies and procedures governing title, use, and disposition of equipment obtained by purchase, whose cost was acquired in whole or part with food...


the Program shall be in accordance with the Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations. (b) State requirements. Nothing contained in this part shall prevent a...


write to the appropriate State agency or Regional Office of FNS as indicated below: (a) In the States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements are...


19 of the Child Nutrition Act (added by Pub. L. 95-166, effective November 10, 1977) which authorizes the Secretary to formulate and carry out a nutrition information...


Circular 74-4, other than program costs, incurred by a State agency for overall administrative and supervisory purposes, including, but not limited to, costs of...


the administration of the Program. (b) Within the States, responsibility for administration of the Program shall be in the State agency, except that FNSRO...


agency desiring to take part in the Program shall enter into a written agreement with the Department for the administration of the Program in accordance with the...


each fiscal year for program costs and administrative costs shall consist of an amount equal to 50 cents per child enrolled in schools and institutions within the State during...


the extent that it would be inconsistent with this part, the Program shall be administered in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Departmental regulations 7 CFR...


the State agencies in the form of audits or internal audits shall be performed in accord with OMB Circular A-102, Attachment G. (b) Management reviews. The State...


shall be responsible for: (a) Preparation of a budget, (b) the conduct of the needs assessment, (c) development of a State plan, (d) implementation of the approved...


an ongoing process which identifies the discrepancies between ``what should be'' and ``what is'' and shall be applied to each category listed below to enable State agencies...


fiscal year the State agency shall submit a State plan for Nutrition Education and Training for approval to FNS. The State plan shall be based on the needs identified from...


program may write to the appropriate State agency or Regional Office of FNS as indicated below: (a) In the States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,...


of the following conditions: (1) If FNS determines, through a review of the State agency's reports, program, or financial analysis, monitoring, audit or otherwise,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 4] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR227.42] [Page 258] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER II--FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 227_NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart D_Miscellaneous Sec. 227.42 Grant closeout procedures. The requirements of OMB Circular A-102, Attachment L, are applicable in the termination of any grant under this part. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 4] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR227.43] [Page 258] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER II--FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 227_NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM--Table of Contents Subpart D_Miscellaneous Sec. 227.43 Participation of adults. Nothing in this part shall prohibit a State or local educational agency from making available or distributing to adults education materials, resources, activities or programs authorized by this part. ...


to determine whether State agencies carry out the purpose and provisions of this part, the State agency plan and FNS guidelines and instructions. To the maximum...


7 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended. It prescribes the methods for making payments of funds to State agencies for use for administrative expenses incurred...


the Child Nutrition Division of the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (c) Department means the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...


States of State administrative expense funds covered by this part. Within FNS, CND shall be responsible for administration of the program. (b) Each State agency desiring...


each State which administers the National School Lunch, School Breakfast or Special Milk Programs an amount equal to one (1) percent of the funds expended by such State during...


conjunction with the grant award document and will make funds available for payment by means of a Letter of Credit issued in favor of the State agency. The total amount of...


connection with the programs governed by 7 CFR parts 210, 215, 220, 225, 226, and 250 of this title. Except as provided under Sec. 235.6(c), funds allocated under Sec....


part and part 225 of this title. Such records shall conform with the applicable State plan for use of State administrative expense funds. The State agency shall make...


reasonable frequency, but beginning in fiscal year 1978 once every two years. The audits shall determine the fiscal integrity of financial transactions and reports, and...


Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-102 and the Department's Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations, 7 CFR part 3015, subpart S (46 FR 55658) concerning the procurement of...


Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program shall not be less than that expended or obligated in fiscal year...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements are described control ...


program and commodity schools, nonresidential child care institutions, and service institutions pursuant to the regulations governing the donation of foods for use in the...


the Program authorized by section 17 of the Act. Commodity school means a school that does not participate in the National School Lunch Program under part 210 of...


agricultural commodities and other foods that will be delivered to States during the school year under the food distribution regulations (7 CFR part 250) for use in program...


FNS prior to the beginning of the school year, elect to receive cash in lieu of donated foods for use in nonresidential child care or adult care...


lieu of up to five cents per lunch of the value specified in Sec. 250.4(b)(2)(ii) of this chapter to be used for donated-food processing and handling expenses, or (2) to...


facilities prior to June 30, 1974, may, for purposes of the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program for Children, and the Child Care Food...


available by means of United States Treasury Department checks. The State agency shall use the funds received without delay for the purpose for which issued. (b) Funds...


and equitably disburse any cash received in lieu of donated foods under this part to eligible program schools, service institutions and nonresidential child...


institutions under this part shall be used only to purchase United States agricultural commodities and other foods for use in their food service under the National School...


year. Release of funds by any State agency shall be made as soon as practicable, but in any event, not later than 30 days following demand by FNS. Release of funds shall...


made available under this part, and shall retain such records and reports for a period of three years after the end of the fiscal year to which they pertain, except that,...


Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices (where applicable), and School Food Authorities in providing free and reduced price meals and free milk in the National...


school means a school which does not participate in the National School Lunch Program under part 210 of this chapter, but which enters into an agreement as provided in Sec....


by July 1 of each year announce family-size income standards to be used by School Food Authorities of schools under the jurisdiction of such State agency, or FNSRO...


Rico and the Virgin Islands provide free meals or milk to all children in [[Page 281]] schools under their jurisdiction, regardless of the economic need of...


applicable, notifies the school food authority that its criteria for determining the eligibility of children for free and reduced price meals and for free milk have...


School Food Authority of a school participating in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or Special Milk Program or of a commodity only school shall...


of the information on the application. State agencies shall ensure that by December 15 of each School Year, School Food Authorities have selected and verified a...


of a school participating in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or the Special Milk Program or of a commodity only...


free milk. School Food Authorities of schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or Special Milk Program or of commodity...


free milk. School Food Authorities of schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or Special Milk Program or of commodity...
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participate in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, or to provide free milk under the Special Milk Program, or to become a commodity-only...


for schools under its jurisdiction: (1) As necessary, each State agency or FNSRO, as applicable, shall issue a prototype free and reduced price policy statement...


any funds, assets, or property provided under this part, whether received directly or indirectly from the Department, shall-- (1) If such funds, assets, or property are of...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements are described...


regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program). Section 17 of...


and all contracts, guidelines, instructions, forms and other documents related hereto, the term: Affirmative Action Plan means that portion of the State Plan which...


the Department, FNS shall act on behalf of the Department in the administration of the Program. Within FNS, SFPD and the Regional Offices are responsible for...


August 15 of each year, each State agency shall submit to FNS for approval a State Plan for the following fiscal year as a prerequisite to receiving funds under this...


(a) General. This section sets forth the procedures the State agency shall perform in the selection of local agencies and the expansion, reduction, and disqualification of...


(a) Signed written agreements. The State agency shall enter into a signed written agreement with each local agency, including subdivisions of the State agency, which sets forth...


(a) Signed written agreements. The State agency shall enter into a signed written agreement with each local agency, including subdivisions of the State agency, which sets forth...
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requirements. The State agency shall comply with the requirements of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of...


(a) Availability of hearings. The State agency shall provide a hearing procedure through which any individual may appeal a State or local agency action which results in...


(a) Availability of hearings. The State agency shall provide a hearing procedure through which any individual may appeal a State or local agency action which results in...
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Nutrition education shall be considered a benefit of the Program, and shall be made available at no cost to the participant. Nutrition education shall be designed to be...


Nutrition education shall be considered a benefit of the Program, and shall be made available at no cost to the participant. Nutrition education shall be designed to be...
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of expenditures. The State agency shall maintain a financial management system which provides accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial status of the...


The two kinds of allowable costs under the Program are ``food costs'' and ``nutrition services and administration costs.'' In general, costs necessary to the fulfillment of...


(a) Interest earned on advances. Interest earned on advances of Program funds at the State and local levels shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of 31 CFR Part 205,...


This paragraph describes the timeframes for distribution of appropriated funds by the Department to participating State agencies and the authority for the Secretary to...


This paragraph describes the timeframes for distribution of appropriated funds by the Department to participating State agencies and the authority for the Secretary to...
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agencies shall submit preliminary and final closeout reports for each fiscal year. All obligations shall be liquidated before closure of a fiscal year grant. Obligations...


(a) Adverse actions subject to administrative reviews. (1) Vendor appeals. (i) Adverse actions subject to full administrative reviews. Except as provided elsewhere...


(a) Management evaluations and reviews. (1) FNS and each State agency shall establish a management evaluation system in order to assess the accomplishment of...


OIG reserves the right to perform audits of State and local agencies and other organizations involved in the Program as determined by OIG to be necessary....


Department may make an investigation of any allegation of noncompliance with this part and FNS guidelines and instructions. The investigation may include, where appropriate, a...


(a) Right to appeal. When FNS asserts a sanction against a State agency under the provisions of Sec. 246.19, the State agency may appeal and must be afforded a...


against State agencies. (1) If FNS determines through a review of the State agency's reports, program or financial analysis, monitoring, audit, or otherwise, that any Program...


(a) Requirements. State and local agencies shall ensure that subgrantees comply with the requirements of 7 CFR part 3016, the nonprocurement debarment/suspension requirements of...


Each State and local agency shall maintain full and complete records concerning Program operations. Such records shall comply with 7 CFR part 3016 and...


The value of benefits or assistance available under the Program shall not be considered as income or resources of participants or their families for any purpose under...


wishes information, assistance, records or other public material shall request such information from the State agency, or from the FNS Regional Office serving the appropriate State...


numbers have been assigned to the information collection requirements in 7 CFR part 246 by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of...


under which women, infants and children in low-income groups, vulnerable to malnutrition, may obtain supplemental nutritious foods donated by the U.S. Department...


Administrative costs means those direct and indirect costs, identified under FMC 74-4, which State and local agencies determine to be necessary to support...


the Program. Within FNS, SFPD and the Regional Offices are responsible for Program administration. FNS will provide assistance to State and local agencies and...


conditions of this part and with the terms and conditions applicable to distributing agencies under 7 CFR part 250 subchapter B, Food Distribution Regulations, as long as...


requests for additional caseload to expand service to women, infants, children, and elderly persons shall be made through State Plan submissions. By August 15 of each...


a local agency to submit a written application which contains sufficient information to enable the State agency to make a determination as to the eligibility of that agency....


shall meet the following requirements: (1) Categorical eligibility as an infant, child, pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, or elderly person; (2)...


be designed to be easily understood by individual participants and shall bear a practical relationship to their nutritional needs and household situations. (b)...


accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial status of the Program. This shall include an accounting for all property and other assets and all Program...


on December 1 of each year or within 30 days after enactment of appropriations legislation covering the full fiscal year, whichever comes later. In the event...


FMC 74-4 which State agencies determine to be necessary to carry out the Program within their jurisdiction. (b) Allowable costs. The following costs are...


of income from the sale of property as specified in Sec. 247.11(c)(2). Program income earned during the agreement period shall be retained by the State agency...


complete records with respect to the receipt, disposal, and inventory of supplemental foods, including the determination made as to liability for any improper distribution or...


Circular A-102, Attachment 0 for procurement of equipment and other services with Program funds. These requirements are adopted by FNS to ensure that such materials and services...


representatives, or State auditors shall have access to any books, documents, papers, and rec ords of the State and local agencies and their contractors, for the purpose...


include, where appropriate, a review of pertinent practices and policies of any State or local agency, the circumstances under which the possible noncompliance...


any Program funds provided to a State agency for administrative purposes were, through State agency or local agency negligence or fraud, misused or otherwise...


fiscal year or part thereof. All obligations shall be liquidated before final closure of a fiscal year grant. Obligations shall be reported for the fiscal year in which...


FNS Civil Rights Instruction 113-2 and the Department's regulations concerning nondiscrimination (7 CFR part 15), including requirements of racial and ethnic participation...


appeal a State or local agency action which results in the denial or termination of benefits to the individual. The State agency shall conform to Program...


assess the accomplishment of Program objectives as provided under these regulations, the State Plan, and the written agreement with the Department. FNS will provide assistance...


adversely affected by a State action may appeal the action. The right to appeal shall be granted when the local agency's application to participate is denied, when...


as income to or resources of participants or their families for any purpose under Federal, State or local laws, including, but not limited to, laws relating to...


the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. The dual purposes of the FMNP are: (a) To provide resources in the form of...


forms and other documents related hereto, the term: Administrative costs means those direct and indirect costs, exclusive of food costs, as defined in Sec....


on behalf of the Department in the administration of the FMNP. Within FNS, SFPD and the FNS Regional Offices are responsible for FMNP administration. FNS shall...


applying or participating State agency shall submit to FNS for approval a State Plan for the following year as a prerequisite to receiving funds under this section. The...


Department will use objective criteria to rank and approve State plans submitted in accordance with Sec. 248.4. In making this ranking, the Department will consider the...


are eligible to receive Federal benefits under the FMNP are those, excluding infants 4 months of age or younger, who are currently receiving benefits under WIC or...


shall comply with the requirements of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,...


identify in the State Plan the fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs which are eligible for purchase under the FMNP. Ineligible foods...


relationship of proper nutrition to the total concept of good health, including the importance of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables. (b) Requirement. The State...


forth State agency responsibilities regarding the authorization of farmers/farmers' markets. The State agency is responsible for the fiscal management of, and...


State agency shall maintain a financial management system which provides accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial status of the FMNP. This shall include...


general, a cost item will be deemed allowable if it is reasonable and necessary for FMNP purposes and otherwise satisfies allowability criteria set forth in 7 CFR 3016.22...


from grant supported activities. It includes fees for services performed and receipts from the use or rental of real or personal property acquired with Federal grant...


Matching of funds--(i) Match amount. As a prerequisite to the receipt of Federal funds, a State agency must agree to contribute State, local or private funds,...


FNS a final closeout report for the fiscal year on a form prescribed by FNS on a date specified by FNS. (b) Grant closeout procedures. When grants to State agencies...


State agency shall provide a hearing procedure whereby recipients, local agencies and farmers/farmers' markets adversely affected by certain actions of the State agency...


and each State agency shall establish a management evaluation system in order to assess the accomplishment of FMNP objectives as provided under these regulations, the State...


Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, or duly authorized State auditors shall have access to any books, documents,...


an investigation of any allegation of noncompliance with this part and FNS guidelines and instructions. The investigation may include, where appropriate, a review of...


If FNS determines through a review of the State agency's reports, program or financial analysis, monitoring, audit, or otherwise, that any FMNP funds provided to a State...


shall comply with the requirements of 7 CFR part 3016 for procurement of supplies, equipment and other services with FMNP funds. These requirements are adopted by FNS...


The State agency shall ensure compliance with the requirements of the Department's regulations governing nonprocurement debarment/ suspension (7 CFR part...


shall maintain full and complete records concerning FMNP operations. Such records shall comply with 7 CFR part 3016 and the following requirements: (1) Records...


assistance available under the FMNP shall not be considered as income or resources of recipients or their families for any purpose under Federal, State, or local...


or other public material shall request such information from the State agency, or from the FNS Regional Office serving the appropriate State as listed below: ...


part 248 have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and assigned OMB control number 0584-0477. [60 FR 49748, Sept. 27,...


scope. This part prescribes the terms and conditions under which donated foods may be obtained from the Department by Federal, State and private agencies for...


(a) Delegation to FNS. Within the Department, FNS shall act on behalf of the Department in the administration of the program. FNS will provide assistance...


Charitable institutions means: (a) A nonpenal, noneducational public (Federal, State or local) institution, (b) A nonprofit, tax exempt, private...


Eligible distributing and subdistributing agencies. (a) State and Federal agencies. Federal agencies and such State agencies as are designated by the Governor of the State,...


Eligibility determination for recipient agencies and recipients. (a) Verification of recipient agency eligibility. Distributing agencies at the request of FNS shall: ...


Agreements and contracts. (a) Agreements with Department. Prior to the beginning of a distribution program, distributing agencies shall enter into written agreements...


Distribution and control of donated foods. (a) Availability and use of donated foods--(1) General. (i) Donated foods shall be available only for distribution and use...


Warehousing, distribution and storage of donated foods. (a) Standards for Warehousing and Distribution Systems--(1) Use of cost efficient and effective facilities....


Financial management. (a) Distribution charges. (1) Recipient agencies may be required to pay part or all of the direct costs for intrastate storage and distribution...


Maintenance of records. (a) General requirements. (1) Accurate and complete records shall be maintained with respect to the receipt, distribution/use and inventory...


Reports. (a) Inventory reports and receipt of donated foods. Distributing agencies shall complete and submit to the FNSRO semiannual reports regarding...


Audits. (a) Right of inspection and audit. The Secretary, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, may inspect...


Reviews. (a) General. Each distributing agency shall establish a review system in order to assess the effectiveness of its food distribution program in meeting...


Sanctions. Any distributing agency which has failed to comply with the provisions of [[Page 456]] this part or any instructions or procedures issued...


Civil rights. Distributing agencies, subdistributing agencies and recipient agencies shall comply with the Department's nondiscrimination regulations (7 CFR parts 15, 15a,...


Complaints. Distributing agencies shall investigate promptly complaints received in connection with the distribution or use of donated foods. Irregularities which...


Buy American. (a) Purchase requirements. When purchasing food products with Federal funds, whenever possible, recipient agencies shall purchase only food products that...


Distributing agency performance standards. This section establishes basic performance standards which must be followed by distributing agencies responsible for...


Distributing agency performance standards. This section establishes basic performance standards which must be followed by distributing agencies responsible for...
...


Nonprofit summer camps for children. (a) Distribution. (1) The distributing agency shall distribute donated food only to those summer camps which have entered into...


250.41 Charitable institutions. (a) Distribution. (1) The distributing agency shall distribute donated food only to those charitable institutions which have entered into...


250.42 Nutrition programs for the elderly. (a) Distribution. Distributing agencies shall distribute donated foods only to nutrition programs for the elderly which have...


250.43 Disaster food assistance. (a) Organizational eligibility. In instances in which the President has declared a disaster and FNS has determined that, as a result of...


250.44 Food assistance in situations of distress. (a) Organizational eligibility. In situations of distress in which needs for food assistance cannot be met under...


250.45 Commodity Supplemental Food Program. (a) Distribution. The distributing agency shall distribute donated foods to the State agency which is designated by the State...


250.46 Food Distribution Program in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. (a) Distribution. The distributing agency shall make donated foods available...


Food Distribution Program on Indian reservations. (a) Distribution. Distributing agencies which operate a food distribution program on Indian reservations shall comply...


250.48 School food authorities and commodity schools. (a) Distribution. (1) School food authorities which participate in the National School Lunch Program or as...


250.49 Nonresidential child and adult care institutions. (a) Distribution. The distributing agency shall distribute donated foods only to those nonresidential child...


250.50 Service institutions. (a) Distribution. The distributing agency shall distribute donated foods only to those service institutions whose eligibility to...


Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. (a) Distribution. At the request of the State agency responsible for administering the...


Program information. Interested persons desiring information concerning the program may make written request to the following Regional Offices: (a) Northeast...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 4] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR251.1] [Page 482] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER II--FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 251_THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM--Table of Contents Sec. 251.1 General purpose and scope. This part announces the policies and prescribes the regulations necessary to carry out certain provisions of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983, (7 U.S.C. 612c note). [51 FR 12823, Apr. 16, 1986, as amended at 64 FR 72902, Dec. 29, 1999] ...


and Nutrition Service (FNS) shall have responsibility for the distribution of food commodities and allocation of funds under the part. (b) State AgenciesWithin the...


unless a different meaning for such a term is defined herein. (b) Charitable institution (which is defined differently in this part than in part 250 of this chapter)...


the provisions of this part and also in accordance with the terms and conditions of part 250 of this chapter to the extent that the part 250 terms and conditions are...


available, State agencies, or eligible recipient agencies to which the State agency has delegated responsibility for the distribution of TEFAP commodities...


contains: (1) A designation of the State agency responsible for distributing commodities and administrative funds provided under this part, and the address of...


for each State, based on updated unemployment statistics. These adjusted allocations will be effective for the entire fiscal year, subject to reallocation or transfer...


for each State, based on updated unemployment statistics. These adjusted allocations will be effective for the entire fiscal year, subject to reallocation or transfer...


and local costs associated with the distribution of commodities under this part shall, in any fiscal year, be distributed to each State agency on the basis of the funding...


TEFAP administrative funds received under Sec. 251.8 and retained by the State agency for State- level costs or made available by the State agency directly to eligible...


this chapter), and eligible recipient agencies must maintain records to document the receipt, disposal, and inventory of commodities received under this part that they, in...


food may enter into agreements under which the processor will process and distribute designated donated food to eligible recipient agencies. The intent of the program is...


except as set forth in this section. Agreement value of the donated commodity means the price assigned by the Department to a donated food which reflects the...


commodities made available without charge or credit under [[Page 495]] any nutrition program administered by USDA will be available under NCP. FNS will act as...


participation in the NCP Program. Agreement applications may be filed with FNS at any time on an FNS-approved form. FNS will accept or reject the application of each individual...


receive donated food may register with FNS on an FNS approved form to participate in the NCP Program. Upon request, FNS will provide recipient agencies with registration...


uses any donated food, or causes loss of or damage to a donated food through its failure to provide proper storage, care, or handling, FNS shall require the processor to pay...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 4] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR252.7] [Page 502] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER II--FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 252_NATIONAL COMMODITY PROCESSING PROGRAM--Table of Contents Sec. 252.7 OMB control number. The information collection and reporting requirements contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0584-0325. ...


(available under part 250 of this chapter) may be distributed to households on or near all or any part of any Indian reservation, the program may be administered...


legislative, executive or judicial powers of government by an Indian tribal organization. (b) Food distribution program means a food distribution program for households...


the Food Stamp Program is in operation, there shall be no distribution of commodities to households under the authority of any law, except that distribution may be made (1)...


Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) shall be responsible for the Food Distribution Program. FNS shall have the power to determine the amount of any claim and to settle and...


for the Food Distribution Program shall submit a plan of operation for approval by FNS. Approval of the plan shall be a prerequisite to the donation...


eligibility for the Food Distribution Program on a household basis. Household means any of the following individuals or groups of individuals, provided that such...


eligibility for the Food Distribution Program on a household basis. Household means any of the following individuals or groups of individuals, provided that such...
...


(a) What is an intentional program violation? An intentional program violation is considered to have occurred when a household member knowingly, willingly, and with...


household for an overissuance? (1) The State agency must establish a claim against any household that has received more Food Distribution Program commodities than it...


State agency shall be responsible for the issuance of commodities to households and the control of and accountability for the commodities upon its acceptance of the...


funds available to carry out the provisions of this part, FNS shall, beginning with fiscal year 1980, make available to each State agency 75 percent of approved...


250 of this chapter) may be distributed to households residing in FNS service areas in Oklahoma. This part also sets the conditions for administration of the Food...


to ITOs under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act of 1936 or by BIA regulations (25 CFR part 81 et. seq.). (b) FNS service area means the areas over which FNS has...


are herein incorporated and apply to part 254, except as specifically modified by part 254. (b) Section 253.4 Administration, does not apply and is replaced by Sec....


participate in the Food Distribution Program shall file an application with the FNS Regional Office. The application shall also provide other information requested by...


in accordance with the eligibility and certification provisions in Sec. 253.6 and Sec. 253.7. (b) Urban places. No household living in an urban place in...


to safeguard the health and well being of the Nation's population by raising the levels of nutrition among low-income households. Section 2 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977...


to safeguard the health and well being of the Nation's population by raising the levels of nutrition among low-income households. Section 2 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977...
...


the Food Stamp Program with the exception of those functions, which may be delegated to other agencies within the Department. The right is reserved at any time to...


the program within the State, including, but not limited to: (1) Certification of applicant households; (2) Issuance, control, and accountability of coupons; ...


Act, coupons are an obligation of the United States within the meaning of 18 United States Code (U.S.C.) 8. The provisions of Title 18 of the United States Code, ``Crimes...


handling program complaints filed by participants, potential participants, or other concerned individuals or groups. This shall not include complaints alleging discrimination...


allotments determined in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 273.10 must be reduced, suspended, or cancelled to comply with section 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977,...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements are described...


Current OMB 7 CFR section where requirements are described...
...


and establish objectives. When planning and budgeting for program operations for the next year, State agencies shall consider major corrective action...


for administering the Program written operating procedures. In those States which have State regulations that outline these Operating Procedures, these are equivalent...


shall be employed in accordance with the current standards for a merit system of personnel administration or any standards later prescribed by the U.S. Civil...


about the Program, including household rights and responsibilities, through means such as publications, telephone hotlines, and face-to-face contacts. (b)...


any aspect of program administration, including, but not limited to, the certification of households, the issuance of coupons, the conduct of fair hearings, or the conduct of...


Food Stamp Program in rural areas of Alaska, FNS has determined that it is necessary to develop additional regulations which are specifically designed to accommodate the...


system (IEVS), as specified in this section. By means of the IEVS, State agencies may request wage and benefit information from the agencies identified in...


by the State food stamp agency, shall approve establishments serving the homeless upon sufficient evidence, as determined by the agency, that the establishment does in...


food stamp program operations and computerize their systems for obtaining, maintaining, utilizing and transmitting information concerning the food stamp program....


by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), in order to verify the validity of documents provided by aliens applying for food stamp benefits with...


unless otherwise specified in paragraph (b) of this section: (1) An individual living alone; [[Page 609]] (2) An individual living with others,...


unless otherwise specified in paragraph (b) of this section: (1) An individual living alone; [[Page 609]] (2) An individual living with others,...
...


a household to file an application for participation in a specified project area (as defined in Sec. 271.2 of this chapter) or office within the State. No individual...


in the Program unless that person is: (1) A U.S. citizen \1\; --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ For...


participate in the Food Stamp Program unless the individual qualifies for one of the exemptions contained in paragraph (b) of this section. An individual is considered...


for participation in the Food Stamp Program provide the State agency with the social security number (SSN) of each household member or apply for one before certification....


for participation in the Food Stamp Program provide the State agency with the social security number (SSN) of each household member or apply for one before certification....
...


to all applicant households, including those households in which members are recipients of federally aided public assistance, general assistance, or supplemental...


to all applicant households, including those households in which members are recipients of federally aided public assistance, general assistance, or supplemental...
...


to all applicant households, including those households in which members are recipients of federally aided public assistance, general assistance, or supplemental...
...
...


to all applicant households, including those households in which members are recipients of federally aided public assistance, general assistance, or supplemental...
...
...
...


to all applicant households, including those households in which members are recipients of federally aided public assistance, general assistance, or supplemental...
...
...
...
...


the State agency shall, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, provide the household timely and adequate advance notice before the adverse action...


Sec. 273.10(f) without a determination of eligibility for a new period. The State agency must establish procedures for notifying households of expiration dates,...


any household aggrieved by any action of the State agency which affects the participation of the houshold in the Program. (b) Hearing system. Each State agency...


any household aggrieved by any action of the State agency which affects the participation of the houshold in the Program. (b) Hearing system. Each State agency...
...


loss was caused by an error by the State agency or by an administrative disqualification for intentional Program violation which was subsequently reversed as specified...


loss was caused by an error by the State agency or by an administrative disqualification for intentional Program violation which was subsequently reversed as specified...
...


as a resident of California is eligible to receive food stamp benefits. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has determined that the SSI payments...


as a resident of California is eligible to receive food stamp benefits. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has determined that the SSI payments...
...


Standardized Benefit Projects shall operate. State agencies and political subdivisions chosen as project operators may designate households containing members...


(1) Fulfilling the work requirement means: (i) Working 20 hours per week, averaged monthly; for purposes of this provision, 20 hours a week averaged monthly...


program authorized under 7 U.S.C. 2035. (2) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) means a State program of family assistance operated by an eligible State under...


ensure that only certified eligible households receive benefits; that coupons are accepted, stored, and protected after delivery to receiving points within the State;...


households in accordance with these regulations. Those households comprised of elderly or disabled members which have difficulty reaching issuance offices,...


(1) An authorization document system that uses a document produced for each month's issuance. The intermediary document, such as an ATP, may be distributed...


which this is done varies depending on the type of issuance system being used. (1) Described below are the required reconciliation procedures for each type of system. ...


agencies shall provide replacement issuances to [[Page 790]] a household when the household reports that: (i) Its authorization document was not received...


are requisitioned and inventories are maintained in accordance with the requirements of these regulations. (1) State agencies shall monitor the coupon inventories...


claims collection points shall promptly verify and acknowledge, in writing, the content of each coupon shipment or coupon transfer delivered to them and shall be responsible...


State agency shall perform the responsibilities described below. If a coupon issuer or bulk storage point has more than one functioning unit and one of these facilities...


to each certified household as proof of Program eligibility. Upon request, the household or the authorized representative, shall present the household's ID card at...


and other accountability records for a period of three years as specified in Sec. 272.1(f) of this chapter. This period may be extended at the written request...


and other accountability records for a period of three years as specified in Sec. 272.1(f) of this chapter. This period may be extended at the written request...
...


the administration of the Food Stamp Program in accordance with the Act, Regulations, and the State agency's plan of operation. To fulfill the requirements of the...


The State agency shall establish a continuing performance reporting system to monitor program administration and program operations. The method for establishing...


this section to determine whether a State agency is operating the Food Stamp Program and the Performance Reporting System in accordance with program requirements. The...


ords to permit ready access to, and use of, these records. Performance Reporting System records include information used in data analysis and evalution, corrective action...


areas operate the Food Stamp Program in accordance with the Act, regulations, and FNS-approved State Plan of Operation. To ensure compliance with program requirements,...


ME reviews, State agencies may, subject to FNS approval, establish ``management units'' which are different from project areas designated by FNS for participation in the...


the physical locations of organizational entities within project areas responsible for operating various aspects of the Food Stamp Program, exclusive of Post Offices which...


national target areas of program operation specified by FNS. FNS will notify State agencies of the minimum program areas to be reviewed at least 90 days before the beginning...


requirements specified for review in Sec. 275.8 of this part using procedures that are adequate to identify problems and the causes of those problems. As each project...


State agency is responsible for conducting quality control reviews. For food stamp quality control reviews, a sample of households shall be selected from two...


sampling plan which demonstrates the integrity of its sampling procedures. (1) Content. The sampling plan shall include a complete description of the frame, the...


sampling plan which demonstrates the integrity of its sampling procedures. (1) Content. The sampling plan shall include a complete description of the frame, the...
...


food stamp benefits were denied or whose food stamp benefits were suspended or terminated by an action in the sample month or effective for the sample month shall...


and schedules in the quality control review process. (b) Handbooks. The reviewer shall follow the procedures outlined in the Quality Control Review Handbook,...


such as by areas of program requirements or use of error-prone profiles, to provide a basis for studying the data and determining trends including significant...


State agencies shall determine appropriate actions to reduce substantially or eliminate deficiencies in program operations and provide responsive service to...


addressing those deficiencies specified in Sec. 275.16(b) requiring action by the State agency or the combined efforts of the State agency and the...


that corrective action plans are prepared at the project area/management unit level, addressing those deficiencies not required to be included in the State corrective...


evaluating corrective action at the State and project area levels. Monitoring and evaluation shall be an ongoing process to determine that deficiencies are...


schedule to the appropriate FNS regional office at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the next year's review period (the Federal fiscal year). These schedules...


submit reports on the performance of quality control reviews in accordance with the requirements outlined in this section. These reports are designed to enable FNS...


to provide the State an opportunity to determine compliance with program requirements, identify and resolve emerging problems, and assess the effectiveness of actions...


to provide the State an opportunity to determine compliance with program requirements, identify and resolve emerging problems, and assess the effectiveness of actions...
...


control over coupons and cash for which the regulations designate them accountable. Except as otherwise provided in these regulations, any shortages or losses of coupons...


be responsible to FNS for any financial losses involved in the acceptance, storage and issuance of coupons. All coupon issuance shall be documented, and the State agency...


in the certification of applicant households, the State agency shall, upon demand, pay to FNS a sum equal to the amount of coupons issued as a result of such negligence...


effectiveness of State agencies' administration of the Food Stamp Program in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 275.25. When making such determinations, FNS shall use...


regulations issued pursuant to the Act, or the FNS-approved State Plan of Operations, the Secretary may seek injunctive relief against the State agency to require compliance....


Act, or the FNS-approved State Plan of Operation, and, thus, is subject to the suspension/ disallowance and injunctive relief provisions in Sec. Sec. 276.4 and 276.5, FNS...


appeal the claim by requesting an administrative review. FNS claims that may be appealed are billings resulting from financial losses involved in the acceptance, storage,...


provided to State agencies and sets forth principles for claiming costs of activities paid with administrative funds under the Food Stamp Program, and the...


State agency during a given period for liabilities incurred, benefits received or for goods and services used during this period. Accrued income means the net value...


Food Stamp Program Budget shall be as specified in Sec. 272.2. The application for funds and budget requirements for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations shall...


Food Stamp Program and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. (b) Federal reimbursement rate. The base percentage for Federal payment shall be 50...


(b) The ``Letter of Credit'' (LOC) (SF-1193A) is the document by which an official of FNS authorizes a State agency to draw funds from the United States Treasury. This shall be...


in administering program funds by the State agency and its sub agencies or contractors. (b) Responsibilities. Financial management systems for program funds...


Food Stamp Program funds are deposited and from which withdrawals are made to meet administrative costs of the State agency. (b) State agencies are encouraged to...


and practices with respect to bonding and insurance. FNS will not impose additional bonding and insurance requirements, including fidelity bonding, above those...


agencies for funding under this part. (b) The incremental cost of certifying TANF households for Food Stamp Program benefits are allowable costs for FNS reimbursement. ...


earnings exclude interest income but include income from service fees, usage or rental fees, sale of assets purchased with program funds, and royalties on patents and copyrights. ...


report financial information to FNS. (b) Authorized forms and instructions. (1) Only forms specified by this part, or other forms authorized by FNS, may be used for...


negotiated contracts, and [[Page 877]] all other records pertinent to program funds shall be maintained for three years from the date of submission of...


real and personal property for which acquisition costs were borne, in whole or in part, as a direct charge to FNS funds, and ownership rights or intangible personal...


supplies, equipment, construction and other services whose cost is borne in whole or in part by FNS program funds. These standards ensure that such materials are obtained in...


with any of the provisions contained in the Act, regulations, or FNS- approved State Plan of Operation, FNS may, after written notification to the State agency,...


FNS program funds. Audits shall be conducted on an organization-wide basis. Such audits are to determine whether: (1) Financial operations are conducted properly; ...


FNS program funds. Audits shall be conducted on an organization-wide basis. Such audits are to determine whether: (1) Financial operations are conducted properly; ...
...


FNS program funds. Audits shall be conducted on an organization-wide basis. Such audits are to determine whether: (1) Financial operations are conducted properly; ...
...
...


accepted by an authorized retail food store only from eligible households or the households' authorized representative, and only in exchange for eligible food. Coupons may not...


food concern may accept endorsed coupons from one or more specified authorized retail food stores, from one or more specified authorized nonprofit...


accepted by a retail food store or a wholesale food concern before the receipt by the firm of an authorization card from FNS may not be presented for...


Financial institutions that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or financial institutions which are insured under the Federal Credit Union Act...


Financial institutions that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or financial institutions which are insured under the Federal Credit Union Act...
...


(a) Claims against violators. FNS may establish and pursue claims against firms or other entities which have accepted or redeemed coupons in violation of the...


food concerns and insured financial institutions. (a) Amendment 224. Retail food stores shall have signs posted as required by this amendment no later than 30...


food retailer or wholesale food concern aggrieved by administrative action under Sec. 278.1, Sec. 278.6 or Sec. 278.7 of this chapter may, within a period stated in this Part, file...


(a) Submitting requests for review. Requests for review submitted by firms shall be mailed to or filed with Director, Administrative Review Division, U.S. Department...


the request. Requests for review shall clearly identify the administrative action from which the review is requested. This identification shall include the date of the...


(a) Holding action. Upon receipt of a request for review of administrative action, the administrative action shall be held in abeyance until the designated reviewer has made...


(a) Basis for designated reviewer determination. The designated reviewer shall make a determination based upon: (1) The information submitted by the appropriate FNS...


(a) Advice from Office of the General Counsel. If any request for review involves any doubtful questions of law, the Benefit Redemption Division shall obtain the advice of...


judicial review. Except for firms disqualified from the program in accordance with Sec. 278.6(e)(8) of this chapter, a firm aggrieved by the determination of the designated...


judicial review. (a) Amendment No. 257. The program change to Sec. 279.3(a)(4) shall be effective September 14, 1984. (b) Amendment No. 274. The...


for by section 302(a) of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, establish temporary emergency standards of eligibility for the duration of the emergency for households who...


either separately or concurrently with the Food distribution program. In order to assure that the Food Stamp Program is responsive to the needs of Indians on...


for participation under the provisions of this part, when that ITO files an application which demonstrates the status of an area as an established reservation, unless...


State agency adminstration of the Food Stamp Program on all or part of a reservation when requested by the ITO, the State agency or at FNS' discretion. When FNS determines that...


administer its own Food Stamp Program on the reservation FNS shall determine the ITO's potential capability for administering the Food Stamp Program in accordance with the...


Stamp Program on a reservation shall adhere to the Food Stamp Act of 1977, all subsequent amendments, and all regulations issued pursuant to that law in the same manner as any...


liabilities and Federal sanctions as is any other State agency. FNS shall monitor administration of the Program and conduct reviews through the Performance Reporting...


and corrective action proposals (including training and technical assistance to overcome these deficiencies), and/or appropriate sanctions have not, in the opinion...


an ITO pursuant to a determination of failure as provided for in Sec. 281.3, or from an ITO to an agency of the State government pursuant to Sec. 281.7, shall be...


1, 1979, FNS may pay to each agency of State government administering a Food Stamp Program on a reservation, 75 percent of all approved administrative costs, such...


on: (i) Whether or not the reservation definition is met; (ii) The failure or absence of failure of an agency of State government to properly administer the Food...


conduct demonstration, research, and evaluation projects. In conducting such projects, the Secretary may waive all or part of the requirements of the Act and implementing...


FNS through grants and contracts. Funds may not be transferred from one project to another. FNS will pay all costs incurred during the project, up to the level established...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 4] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR283.1] [Page 941] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE CHAPTER II--FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 283_APPEALS OF QUALITY CONTROL (``QC'') CLAIMS--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Sec. 283.1 Meaning of words. As used in this part, words in the singular form shall be deemed to import the plural, and vice versa, as the case may require. ...


appeals by State agencies of Food and Nutrition Service quality control (QC) claims for Fiscal Year (``FY'') 1986 and subsequent fiscal years pursuant to sections 14(a)...


of 1977, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2011-2032 (``Act''), and in the regulations, standards, instructions or orders issued thereunder, shall apply with equal force and effect....


(a) Time. A State agency may appeal the bill for collection from FNS for a QC claim of $50,000 or more for a food stamp QC error rate in excess of the tolerance level. A State agency...


or at the same time as filing the answer, FNS may file a motion to dismiss. The appeal may be challenged on the basis that the notice of appeal was not filed within 10 days or...


State agency submits its appeal petition, or within 60 days following service of a ruling in accordance with Sec. 283.5, FNS shall file an answer signed by the...


FNS to file an answer shall constitute a waiver of hearing. Upon such failure to file, the State agency shall file a proposed decision, along with a motion for adoption thereof,...


30 days after FNS submits an answer in accordance with Sec. 283.6, the State agency may submit rebuttal evidence. (b) At any time prior to the filing of a motion for a...


decision, the State agency may withdraw its appeal and agree to pay the full amount of the claim. By withdrawing an appeal, the State agency waives all opportunity to...


FNS and the State agency may agree to entry of a consent decision. Such decision shall be filed in the form of a decision signed by the parties with appropriate...


ALJ shall direct the parties or their counsel to participate in a prehearing conference at any reasonable time prior to the hearing. The prehearing conference shall be held at...


Only upon a finding by the ALJ that a deposition is necessary to preserve testimony as provided in this subparagraph, upon the motion of a party to the appeal, the...


testimony of witnesses and the production of documentary evidence from any place in the United States on behalf of any party to the appeal may be required by subpoena at...


be paid the same fees and expenses that are paid witnesses in the courts of the United States. Fees shall be paid by the party at whose request the witness appears....


request a hearing on the facts by including such request in its Appeal Petition or Answer, whichever is appropriate. Failure to request a hearing within the time...


by two or more State agencies may be consolidated upon motion by the State agencies, FNS, or at the discretion of the ALJ if it is decided that consolidation would help...


At any time, but not later than the time fixed for filing proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, order and briefs, any party may file a motion proposing corrections to...


be filed with the Hearing Clerk, and served upon all the parties by the moving or requesting party, except motions and requests made on the record during the oral...


any appeal who: (1) Has any pecuniary interest in any matter or business involved in the appeal, (2) Is related by blood or marriage to any party in the appeal, or ...


(1) Within 30 days after service of the ALJ's initial decision, or any part thereof, any party may seek Judicial Officer review of such decision by filing a review...


time prior to the issuance of the final decision shall the ALJ or Judicial Officer discuss ex parte the merits of the appeal or review with any person who is connected with...


extensions of time. (a) Form. (1) The original and two copies of all papers in a proceeding conducted under this subpart shall be filed with the Hearing Clerk. ...


order to expedite the appeal process, the Hearing Clerk may develop form letters and transmittal forms to be used for notices, service of papers, requests for information,...


by reference. Except as otherwise provided, the following procedures detailed in subpart B of this part shall apply to appeals of QC claims of less...


QC claims of less than $50,000. (a) Time. A State agency may appeal the bill for collection from FNS for a QC claim of less than $50,000 for a food stamp QC error rate...


handled under procedures in subpart B for appeals of QC claims of $50,000 or more. (a) If, after the filing of its appeal petition, the State agency does not...


to file an answer. The failure by FNS to file an answer shall constitute a waiver of the opportunity to file a cross motion for summary judgment pursuant to Sec....


Upon motion and as ordered by the ALJ, written interrogatories, written requests for admissions and written requests for the production of documents, may be served by any party...


(a) Time and place. The ALJ shall direct the parties or their counsel to attend a scheduling conference following the filing of a notice of appeal pursuant to Sec....


summary judgment. Appeals filed pursuant to this subpart shall be determined upon cross motions for summary judgment unless the matter is heard under subpart...


(a) The ALJ shall review the cross motions for summary judgment, briefs, reply briefs and supporting materials submitted by both FNS and the State agency. (b)...


(a) The ALJ shall decide the appeal not later than 60 days after receipt of rebuttal evidence submitted by the State agency pursuant to Sec. 283.8 or, if the...


funds shall be provided by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to the government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for the purpose of designing and conducting a...


this part, and subject to availability of funds, provide nutrition assistance grant funds to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to cover 100 percent of the expenditures related to...


shall have a plan of operation for that fiscal year approved by FNS. Each plan of operation shall be sumitted for FNS approval by the July 1 preceding the fiscal year...


with the requirements in part 3015 of this title at least once every two years. The findings of such audit shall be reported to FNS no later than 120 days from the end of...


a substantial failure by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to comply with the requirements of Sec. 285.4, or to bring into compliance a plan of operation disapproved by FNS, or...


and appendix A, implementing the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The Secretary's regulations, as implemented by the regulations in this part, govern...


the Federal Register and may be revised from time to time in like manner. Such description contains a listing of FNS headquarters and field organizational units and...


brochures, leaflets, guides, and educational aids explaining the operation of FNS food assistance programs. For more information concerning FNS publications and how...


concerning evaluation of FNS food assistance programs. A copy of the current status report on completed studies may be obtained by writing the Director, Office of Analysis...


distribution, racial and ethnic participation rates, and other data is published throughout the year. Limited supplies are available for public distribution upon...


public inspection and copying. Such materials maintained by FNS may be inspected and copied during regular office hours (currently 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Interested parties may...


and copying be published quarterly. Copies of this Index for FNS materials will be maintained for public inspection and copying during regular office hours in FNS...


7 CFR 1.6 and addressed to the appropriate FNS official listed below: (1) Food Stamp program records--Requests for Food Stamp information should be...


USDA Administrative Regulations 7 CFR 1.13. All appeals shall be addressed to: Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria,...




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