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WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 – As required by Congress in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (also known as the Farm Bill), retailers already authorized to accept USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits must arrange and pay for their own Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment, supplies, and related services.  USDA officials are reminding retailers that they must take action by September 21 or risk being unable to accept and process SNAP benefits, or be charged for services by the processing vendor currently used by the state.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that up to $200 million in competitive grants is available for state SNAP agencies to design and conduct employment and training (E&T) pilot projects to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants find jobs and increase their earnings. A portion of these funds will be used to fund an independent evaluation of the E&T pilots. The solicitation for the evaluation contract was also released today.

WASHINGTON, August 21, 2014 - Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced additional tools to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks as students return for the new school year.

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