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2012 USDA Policy Memos

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Policy NumberPolicy TitlePolicy Subject Date Released
SP-01-2012 Rural Development's Community Facilities Program Equipment & Facilities, Grants, Loan October 6, 2011
SP-02-2012 Verification and Reporting of Foster Children Verification October 24, 2011
SP-03-2012 Direct Certification and Zero Benefit Households Direct Certification October 25, 2011
SP-04-2012 Update: School Meal Programs – Companies in Alleged Violation of FSIS Federal Inspection Requirement Food Safety November 1, 2011
SP 05-2012 Amendment II for Fiscal Year 2010 Request for Application for Funding for Direct Certification Grants Direct Certification November 18, 2011
SP 06-2012 Applications and Other Household Materials for Limited English Proficient Households Free & Reduced Applications December 9, 2011
SP 07-2012 Allocation of Administrative Funds for State Costs of Implementation of New Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program New Meal Pattern December 29, 2011
SP 07-2012 Attachment FY 2012 Funding Allocation New Meal Pattern December 29, 2011
SP 08-2012 Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Procedures Manual CRE January 3, 2012
SP 08-2012 Attachment A CRE Instructions - General CRE January 3, 2012
SP 08-2012 Attachment B CRE Procedures Manual CRE January 3, 2012
SP 09-2012 Early Submission of School Year (SY) 2011-2012 Verification Summary Report data (FNS-742) Verification January 6, 2012
SP 10-2012 REVISED Questions & Answers on the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" Nutrition Standards February 23, 2012
SP 11-2012 Guidance on the Food Donation Program in Child Nutrition Programs Food Donation February 3, 2012
SP 12-2012 Community Eligibility Option: Guidance and Procedures for Selection of States for School Year 2012-2013 Community Eligibility February 9, 2012
SP 12-2012a
ATTACHMENT A:  Information for State Agency Participation in the Community Eligibility Option for SY 2012-2013 Community Eligibility February 9, 2012
SP 13-2012 Verification for Cause in the School Meals Programs Verification February 10, 2012
SP 14-2012 Procurement Questions Relevant to the Buy American Provision Procurement, Buy American February 13, 2012
SP 15-2012 Paid Lunch Equity: Schol Year 2012-2013 Calculations Paid Lunch Equity February 15, 2012
SP 16-2012 Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products Nutrition Standards February 22, 2012
SP 17-2012 Procurement Questions and Answers to Assist in the Implementation of the final rule titled Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs Nutrition Standards, Procurement
February 23, 2012
SP 18-2012
Paid Lunch Price Report Paid Lunch Price Report February 24, 2012
SP 18-2012a -- Attachment: SFA Paid Lunch Price Report (Excel) Paid Lunch Price Report
SP 19-2012
Soliciting Bids from Commercial Distributors for End Products
Bids, Procurement February 24, 2012
SP 20-2012
Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
Fruit, Nutrition Standards, Breakfast February 24, 2012
SP 21-2012
Fiscal Year 2012 Reallocation of State Administrative Expense Funds
SAE February 29, 2012
SP 22-2012
Paid Lunch Equity: School Year 2012-2013 Calculations and Tool Paid Lunch Equity March 19, 2012
SP 22-2012a -- Attachment: Weighted Average Price Calculator Paid Lunch Equity, Weighted Average, Calculator
SP 23-2012 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Allocation of Funds for School Year 2012/2013 Fresh Fruit, FFVP, Vegetable March 30, 2012
SP 24-2012 Interim Review Guidance for States with Local Educational Agencies Electing the Community Eligibility Option Review, Community Eligibility April 10, 2012
SP 25-2012 Disaster Response Disaster Response April 10, 2012
SP 26-2012 Formulated Grain Fruit Products Grain, Fruit April 17, 2012
SP 27-2012 USDA Farm to School Grants: Please Spread the Word Farm to School April 17, 2012
SP 28-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Questions and Answers on the Paid Lunch Price Report Reauthorization, Q&A, Paid Lunch Price Report April 20, 2012
SP 30-2012 Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Grain Requirements April 26, 2012
SP 31-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Questions and Answers Related to the Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program
Reauthorization, Q&A, Certification of Compliance, Meal Requirements
April 27, 2012
SP 32-2012 Prohibition of Separation by Gender during Child Nutrition Program Meal Service Separation by Gender May 9, 2012
SP 32-2012a -- Attachment:  Guidance on Prohibition of Separation by Gender in Schools During School Meals Separation by Gender May 9, 2012
SP 33-2012 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fees in FSMC Contracts Fresh Fruit, FFVP, Vegetable May 31, 2012
SP 34-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Certification of Compliance with New Meal Patterns - Certification Tools, Specifications, and Prototype Attestation Statement Certification of Compliance, New Meal Pattern, Reauthorization May 31, 2012
SP 35-2012 Procuring Services of Publishing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, et. Procurement, Group Purchasing June 12, 2012
SP 36-2012 Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs Smoothies, fruit July 11, 2012
SP 37-2012 Separation of Vegetables/Fruit in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Vegetables, Fruit, Food Buying Guide July 12, 2012
SP 37-2012-a -- Attachment:  Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs: Vegetables and Fruits Vegetables, Fruit, Food Buying Guide July 12, 2012
SP 38-2012 Residential Child Care Institutions exception for safety if serving Multiple Age/Grade Groups Residential Child Care Institutions, RCCI, Age/Grade July 16, 2012
SP 39-2012 Existing Inventory of USDA Foods and Commercial Products Inventory, Commercial Products August 3, 2012
SP 40-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Certification of Compliance with New Meal Patterns - Validation Review Checklists Certification of Compliance, New Meal Pattern, Reauthorization, Validation Review August 8, 2012
SP 41-2012 2012 Waiver of Congregate Feeding Requirement for Outdoor Feeding Sites Experiencing Extreme Heat Summer Food Service Program, Seamless Summer Option, Waiver August 14, 2012
SP 42-2012 Application and Other Household Materials for Limited English Proficient Households - Reminder Application, Foreign Language August 16, 2012
SP 43-2012 Current USDA Information on Central Valley Meat Investigation Meat, Investigation August 22, 2012
SP 44-2012 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010:  Questions and Answers Related to the 6 Cents Certification Tool Certification Tool, 6 Cents August 24, 2012
SP-45-2012 Preventing Overt Identification of Children Certified for Free or Reduced Price School Meals Overt Identification August 24, 2012
SP-46-2012 Revised Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals Eligibility August 27, 2012
SP-46-2012-a -- Attachment - Eligibility Manual for School Meals (rev. August 2012) Eligibility August 27, 2012
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