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COVID-19—Oversight of the Emergency Food Assistance Program—Final Report

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Food and Nutrition Service
Special Project
In our final report, we determined what TEFAP flexibilities were available to States during the pandemic and FNS’ oversight of the States and Eligible Recipient Agencies’ compliance with administrative fund requirements.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Establish and implement written procedures for State agencies to submit and receive approval for any requested changes in program operations or administration.

Work with the regional offices to confirm that the State plans with verbal requests or verbal approvals reflect current operations, and FNS approves these plans in writing, as required.

Perform a comprehensive review of the TEFAP program-specific ME module to ensure it provides clear instructions for retaining documentation in accordance with the National ME guidance documentation requirements and, based on this review, revise the ME module as appropriate.

Provide the ME reviewers and regional office supervisors with training to ensure the ME reviews are performed consistently and in accordance with the FNS National ME Review Guidance.