Historical Policy Memorandums

Health Care Organizations as a Venue for Food Stamp Nutrition Education Delivery (PDF | 307KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"This policy memorandum is to clarify the language used in the 2009 FSNE Plan Guidance regarding the use of health care organizations as FSNE sub-grantees." June 2008


FSNE Multi-Year Plan Guidance Fiscal Years 2008, 2009 and 2010 (PDF | 1.6MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"This memorandum provides instructions to State agencies selected to pilot test the submission of multi-year FSNE State Plans. These supplementary instructions should be used along with the FSNE Plan Guidance." February 2007


High Volume FSP Authorized Retailers as Venues for FSNE (PDF | 86KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"Policy memorandum to set forth additional criterion to allow States to offer FSNE in retail grocers on the basis of high volume FSP redemptions under waiver." July 2006


Nutrition Education Materials Allowable Cost Memo (PDF | 60KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"Clarifies and reemphasizes what constitutes reasonable and necessary nutrition education materials cost associated with delivery of Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE)." May 2006


Use of Electronic Signatures to Verify SNAP-Ed Time and Effort Reporting (PDF | 102KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Policy memo outlining the use of electronic signatures for time and effort reporting by SNAP-Ed providers.


Approvals of State Food Stamp Nutrition Education Plans (PDF | 186KB)

"This policy memorandum sets forth Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) State Plan approval policies." June 2006


Use of Average Teachers Salaries within SNAP-Ed (PDF | 67 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

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


Calculations for Space in Government Owned Buildings Memo (PDF | 4.1 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"Provides a standard cost calculation that may be used in lieu of actual depreciation cost data to charge the cost of government owned space by Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) grantees." April 2006


FM-FS Nutrition Education and Outreach Financial Management Issues (PDF | 418 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

This policy memorandum provides clarifications on full cost accounting, contingent approval, in-kind contributions and Americorps volunteers. April 2004


School Wellness Program Policy Memo (PDF | 1.2 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

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


Food Stamp Program Nutrition Education and Outreach Allowable Cost Issue (PDF | 90 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"This policy memorandum clarifies what constitutes reasonable and necessary salary costs associated with the delivery of nutrition education and outreach." September 2004



Posted for Informational use only. The current fiscal year's SNAP-Ed Plan Guidance document supersedes the memorandums listed below.