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

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Food and Nutrition Service
Special Project
The objective of our ongoing inspection is to evaluate FNS’ oversight of TEFAP— this report provides interim results on whether FNS identified risks related to the safe and efficient distribution of USDA-food assistance to States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop and implement a formal process to periodically identify, assess, and document risks, beyond improper payments, that could impact the integrity of TEFAP. This should include a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of TEFAP, including those that would arise as a result of changes in operations due to a significant event.

Document FNS’ response to the risks identified during its assessment. Document and implement mitigation strategies, as applicable.