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1 2014 NAFDPIR Conference USDA Food and Nutrition Service General Session June 9,

2 FDPIR OVERVIEW & PRIORITIES Laura Castro Director, Food Distribution Division 2

3 Recent Developments Implementation of final rule established parity between SNAP and FDPIR eligibility requirements Changes in SNAP Benefit Level from ARRA Sunset Impact: Participation National and Local Inventories Funding 3

4 Participation in FDPIR Currently serving an average of 83,000 individuals per month nationally. 4

5 National and Local Inventories Participation increases put strain on food availability/variety Procurement schedule – generally 3 months in advance of delivery Increase in food costs – due to inclement weather Commitment to meet full food package 5

6 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 –2015 Funding $104.0 million appropriated in FY 2014 Exploring ways to increase program funding for FY 2014 food purchases President’s FY 2015 Budget Request includes $ million for FDPIR, a significant portion of which is to support increased participation 6

7 FY 2014 Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) Awards New Application Submission Process 20 Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) received awards Amounts awarded range from $5,210 to $135,017 Project Summaries: 7

8 FY 2014 Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) Awards Examples of Activities Funded Food demonstrations for participants Nutrition, cooking, and food preservation classes for participants Community gardens Cookbooks and calendars 8

9 Nutrition Education Tools Purchased for ITOs All ITOs received resources to help them provide more nutrition information to participants How Much Fat? Test Tubes (Parts I, II and III) Two Nutrition DVDs to show to participants Poster to Display for Participant Viewing Tip Sheet 9

10 FDPIR Food Package Review Welcomed new group members FY 2014 Work Plan Frozen pork chop pilot Shell eggs pilot Seneca Nation Spaghetti in 1 lb. boxes Product review & sampling No salt added canned corn and tomatoes DoD customer service feedback 10

11 What’s New in FDPIR Materials? FDPIR Program Brochure Next: Banners, Posters, Nutrition Education Brochure, Audio Blogs 11

12 Upcoming Consultation Sessions FNS Quarterly Consultation Schedule August 20, 2014 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern November 19, 2014 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern For further information: 12

13 Priorities through FY 2015 Ensure sufficient resources to meet increased participation and full food package benefit levels Collaborate closely with Food Package Review Work Group Share FDPIR Study Final Draft Report with NAFDPIR, receive Final Report Continue regional vendor pilot 13

14 POLICY UPDATES Dana Rasmussen Chief, Policy Branch Food Distribution Division 14

15 Funding for FDPIR FY 2014 Appropriation Provides $104 million in total appropriated funds $998,000 separately appropriated for FDPIR Nutrition Education (FDPNE) Competitive Grants FY 2015 President’s Budget Request $ million requested Increase of $ million from FY 2014 Includes $10 million to support increases in participation Additional $5 million to expand purchases of regionally preferred and locally grown foods, under 2008 Farm Bill 15

16 Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L ), the 2014 “Farm Bill” Signed into law on February 7, 2014 Reauthorizes FDPIR through 2018 Provisions impacting Tribes and FDPIR 16

17 FDPIR Final Rule: Income Deductions & Resource Eligibility Published final on August 27, 2013 with an effective date of September 26, 2013 Financial Eligibility Elimination of resource test Expanded medical expense deduction New regional shelter/utility expense deduction Breakout Sessions at NAFDPIR Conference 17

18 Recent Policy Memoranda FD-132: Questions & Answers Related to the FDPIR Income Deductions & Resource Eligibility Final Rule Covers common questions related to the final rule FD-135: Revised Policy on Certification Periods for Zero Income Households Allows for a minimum of 3-month certification periods for zero income households verified to be stable 18

19 The Study of FDPIR Objectives Obtain updated data on participant characteristics Explore trends in participation Examine distribution models Learn about food package relative to participants’ diets Study Progress Data collection update Final report as early as Winter

20 OPERATIONS & SYSYEMS UPDATES Janice Fitzgerald Chief, Household Operations Branch Food Distribution Division 20

21 Food Purchasing & 2014 Updates Purchasing Schedule Food Costs Replenishment Orders Vendor Pilot Operations Call TOPICS 21

22 Yearly Quarterly Monthly All Household Programs follow same purchasing schedule FOOD PURCHASING 22

23 Yearly Purchases IDIQ – deliveries October, 2014 thru September, 2015 Quarterly Purchases October thru December Deliveries Purchase in July Monthly October Deliveries Purchase in August Purchasing Schedule 23

24 Food Purchased IDIQ (Yearly)QuarterlyMonthly ApricotsRemaining Fruits & VegetablesCheese Mixed FruitJuicesGround Beef PeachesApple & Dried Fruit ProductsChicken (Split Breast & Canned) PearsBeansTurkey Green BeansSoups Whole Kernel CornLivestock PeasFSA Products (Grains, Peanuts, Oils, and Dairy) Diced Tomatoes Carrots Vegetable Mix Sliced White Potatoes Cream Corn Sweet Potatoes 24

25 Food Costs Material2013 Cost/Truck 2014 Cost/Truck Percent Increase Frozen Ground Beef$91,000$114,0014% Beef Roasts$141,000$175,00025% Chicken Split Breasts$56,000$64,00015% Whole Bagged$40,000 0% Turkey Roasts$95,000$113,00019% Egg Mix$113,500$133,00018% 25

26 Inventory orders are based on ordering trends from previous months Generally use a 3 month average from the 3 previous months of multi-food orders Adjustments made based on increased participation and product availability Replenishment Orders 26

27 Continuing with the 4 Oklahoma sites Chickasaw Pawnee Ponca Sac & Fox Vendor Pilot 27

28 Monthly call to review inventories Updates on product availability Inventory status of Americold, Nampa & Paris Brothers Operations Call 28

29 Two system outages are planned 6:00 PM July 3 rd until 6:00 AM July 7 th – hardware upgrade 6:00 PM July 31 st until 6:00 AM August 5 th – software upgrade Business operations and delivery schedules will be adjusted Minimal impact to food deliveries or inventory during the outages Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM) 29

30 No impact to ITO ordering from FFAVORS software release June 14 th New Local Procurement State identifier in the catalog Vendor will identify States supplying product in their catalog This will be phased in by vendor through contract modifications- not all vendors will provide this information July 1 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (FFAVORs) 30

31 The ECOS application will be shut down mid-September 2014 Organizations should access ECOS and obtain order information if they need to retain historical information Electronic Commodity Ordering System (ECOS) 31

32 Questions? 32

33 Thank You! 33


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