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CSFP Handbook

Publication NameDownloadAboutProgram Name
Commodity Supplemental Food Program Complete Handbook          CSFP Handbook
Section 1000: Introduction          CSFP Handbook
Section 2000: Eligibility and Applications Requirements          CSFP Handbook
Section 3000: Program Agreement          CSFP Handbook
Section 4000: Managing the Program          CSFP Handbook
Section 5000: Visits, Reviews, and Audits          CSFP Handbook
Section 6000: Civil Rights          CSFP Handbook
Section 7000: Financial Management          CSFP Handbook
Section 8000: Denials, Terminations, and Appeals          CSFP Handbook
Section 9000: Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms          CSFP Handbook
Section 10000: Email Notification and CSFP Handbook Online          CSFP Handbook
Section 11000: Resources          CSFP Handbook
Section 12000: Frequently Asked Questions          CSFP Handbook
Revision Notice          CSFP Handbook

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