Participation Reporting


  1. 1. Participation Counting
  2. 2. Participation by Priority

1. Participation Counting

  1. The State agency counts an enrollee who received at least one food instrument/food package (or was a breastfed infant of a participating breastfeeding woman) as a participant during:
    • the calendar month - Checked
    • the computer system cycle month
    • other (specify):
  2. The State agency receives participation counts from:
    • the State agency computer system based on food instruments issued to participants (manual and automated food instruments) and number of breastfed infants of participating breastfeeding women - Checked
    • counts reported from local agencies based on issuance records - Checked
    • other (specify):
  3. If State funds are present, the State agency differentiates between Federal-supported and State-supported participants by:
    • special code on food instrument
    • special areas of State designated as State-supported areas
    • pro rata allocation based on proportion of Federal to State funds spent
    • other (specify): N/A No State funds support the Program
  4. When local agencies are chronically late in furnishing food instrument and/or certification data needed for participation counts, the State agency:
    • sends warnings
    • applies financial sanctions
    • requires manual reporting
    • other (specify): State Agency contact LA electronically nightly

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Food Funds Management Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):

2. Participation by Priority

  1. Priority level is a critical data field in the State agency's computer system.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No
  2. The State computer system automatically assigns priority level based on the enrollee's nutritional risk condition.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No
  3. The State agency's computer system revises the priority level determination when a participant changes category (e.g., infant becomes child and receives a child's food package).
    • Yes - Checked
    • No
  4. The State agency has an "unknown" priority category for VOC transfers where priority is unknown.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Food Funds Management Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):