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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE92 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Food Distribution Programs Improving Access and Parity 

This proposed rulemaking will amend regulatory provisions at 7 CFR 250, 251, and 253 to make access and parity improvements within several food distribution programs, including the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and USDA Foods disaster response.

Revisions to CSFP regulations (7 CFR 247) will focus on increasing access to the program through the addition of a medical deduction option for income eligibility calculations. Revisions to USDA Foods disaster response regulations (7 CFR 250) will focus on clarifying the requirements for the use of USDA Foods in disaster situations.  Revisions to TEFAP regulations (7 CFR 251) will focus on improving access to the program by simplifying requirements for State and local program operators.  Revisions to FDPIR program regulations (7 CFR 253) will focus on aligning FDPIR eligibility requirements and improving parity with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Additionally, this proposed rulemaking will make technical corrections throughout program regulations.


Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 250    7 CFR 251    7 CFR 253   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2013    7 U.S.C. 7501    42 U.S.C. 5121   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael DePiro
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 305-2876

Maureen Lydon
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 457-7713