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Revisions to USDA Guidance Related to TEFAP and CSFP Distributions

Published: 38 days ago
" On May 10, USDA released updates to Food Distribution (FD) Policy Memoranda FD-149: Questions and Answers about Flexibilities in TEFAP to Streamline Distribution of Foods and Reduce Barriers to Participation (Revised) and FD-150: Questions and Answers about Flexibilities in CSFP to Streamline Distribution of Foods and Reduce Barriers to Participation (Revised).
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On May 10, USDA released updates to Food Distribution (FD) Policy Memoranda FD-149: Questions and Answers about Flexibilities in TEFAP to Streamline Distribution of Foods and Reduce Barriers to Participation (Revised) and FD-150: Questions and Answers about Flexibilities in CSFP to Streamline Distribution of Foods and Reduce Barriers to Participation (Revised).

These memoranda were originally released in May 2020 to provide guidance for TEFAP and CSFP program flexibilities available during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Since the flexibilities outlined in the original memoranda were not associated with a specific COVID-19 pandemic-related waiver authority or legislation, USDA revised the memoranda to remove references to COVID-19, but to keep the guidance in place that allows for these flexibilities to continue. The revised guidance can be found here:

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