The Advance Planning Document (APD) process is a series of successive steps
through which State agencies obtain Federal prior approval of and Federal
financial participation (FFP) in automation projects supporting Food and
Nutrition Service (FNS) programs. This includes all eligibility system
and Electronic Benefit
Transfer (EBT) projects.
Purpose of the APD Web Site
The purpose of this web site is to provide FNS and State agency staff
involved with the review, approval, and coordination of Advance Planning
Documents (APD) with tools, techniques, guidelines, and examples to assist in
fulfilling their responsibilities in this area.
of the APD Web Site
The column at the right provides guidance and tools is provided to enable FNS and State agency staff to work in partnership
for successful automation of program requirements and delivery of benefits to
provides information on recently posted items. These items may also be
found on the appropriate page depending upon their subject area.
Statutes and Regulations
link provides relevant
excerpts to USDA and other authorities which direct FNS and State Agency
Handbook and Guidance
link provides access to FNS
Handbook 901, a graphical overview of the APD process, the Cost Allocation
Methodology (CAM) Toolkit, and FNS Training and Presentations on the APD
contains checklists as well as documents which are also available on the pages
applying to their appropriate subject area.
EBT link provides access to SNAP and WIC EBT
documents. These are also available under their separate subject areas.
Resources provides access to WIC documents which relate to APD
requirements, EBT, and SAM information.
SNAP Resources provides
general information relating to SNAP.
Contacts and Stakeholders
link contains a list of contacts for FNS State Systems Office and Regional
Office staffs as well as links to national associations.
Frequently Asked Questions
provides answers to some of the most common questions received by SSO.
if you have any comments, questions
or suggestions regarding this website of the APD process.