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FMNP Policy & Handbook

USDA Policy

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

FMNP Farmers and Farmers' Market Handbook

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The FMNP Farmers and Farmers' Market Handbook provides a brief overview of the FMNP with a listing of responsibilities for the farmers and markets. It also includes procedures for voucher redemption and reimbursement.

FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities

Publication NameDownloadAboutProgram Name
  
Complete Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Handbook          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 1000: Introduction           FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 2000: Eligibility Requirements          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 3000: Program Requirements          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 4000: Managing the Program          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 5000: Visits, Reviews and Audits          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 6000: Civil Rights          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 7000: Procurement          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 8000: Denials, Terminations and Appeals          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 9000: FMNP Terms, Definitions and Acronyms          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 10000: Policy Alerts and Notices          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Section 11000: Resources          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
Revision Notice          FMNP Handbook for Contracting Entities
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 (1) mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
 
 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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