7 CFR 247.1 - Definitions.
Following is a list of definitions that apply to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
Applicant means any person who applies to receive program benefits. Applicants include program participants applying for recertification.
Breastfeeding women means women up to one year postpartum who are breastfeeding their infants.
Caseload cycle means the period from January 1 through the following December 31.
Certification means the use of procedures to determine an applicant's eligibility for the program.
Certification period means the period of time that a participant may continue to receive program benefits without a review of his or her eligibility.
Children means persons who are at least one year of age but have not reached their sixth birthday.
Commodities means nutritious foods purchased by USDA to supplement the diets of CSFP participants.
CSFP means the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Department means the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Disqualification means the act of ending Program participation of a participant as a punitive sanction.
Elderly persons means persons at least 60 years of age.
Fiscal year means the period from October 1 through the following September 30.
FNS means the Food and Nutrition Service.
Infants means persons under one year of age.
Nonprofit agency means a private agency or organization with tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code, or that has applied for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.
Postpartum women means women up to one year after termination of pregnancy.
Proxy means any person designated by a participant, or by the participant's adult parent or caretaker, to obtain supplemental foods on behalf of the participant.
State means any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
State agency means the agency designated by the State to administer CSFP at the State level; an Indian tribe or tribal organization recognized by the Department of the Interior that administers the program for a specified tribe or tribes; or, the appropriate area office of the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Subdistributing agency means an agency or organization that has entered into an agreement with the State agency to perform functions normally performed by the State, such as entering into agreements with eligible recipient agencies under which commodities are made available, ordering commodities and/or making arrangements for the storage and delivery of such commodities on behalf of eligible recipient agencies.