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COVID-19—Farmers to Families Food Box Program Administration—Interim Report

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Agricultural Marketing Service
Special Project
We assessed how AMS designed the Farmers to Families Food Box Program solicitation, whether AMS awarded the contracts in accordance with requirements, and what methodology AMS used to allocate funding.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop policies and procedures for performing expedited award processes during Federal
emergencies. These policies and procedures should include ensuring a consistent review of
contracting actions and timeframes for storing documentation in its system of record.

AMS should upload all relevant Food Box Program supporting documentation for Round 1 in the
agency’s system of record.