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USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issues policy memoranda to provide guidance on implementing TEFAP. Click here to see these memos on the USDA site.

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TEFAP Handbook

Publication NameDownloadAboutProgram Name
Complete TEFAP Handbook          TEFAP Handbook
Section 1: Introduction          TEFAP Handbook
Section 2: Program Application          TEFAP Handbook
Section 3: Managing the Program          TEFAP Handbook
Section 4: USDA Foods          TEFAP Handbook
Section 5: Visits, Reviews, and Audits          TEFAP Handbook
Section 6: Civil Rights          TEFAP Handbook
Section 7: Financial Management          TEFAP Handbook
Section 8: Denials and Terminations          TEFAP Handbook
Section 9: Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms          TEFAP Handbook
Section 10: Disaster Policies and Procedures          TEFAP Handbook
Revision Notice          TEFAP Handbook

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