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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for California Disaster Areas

Low-income California residents in six counties (Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Tehama and Trinity) recovering from the wildfires that began on July 20 could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), announced today by the U.S Department of Agriculture.

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USDA Takes Action Against Philadelphia SNAP Retailers for Rules Violations

FNS announced it has taken action against 28 Philadelphia retailers suspected of violating USDA rules for accepting SNAP benefits. Two stores are charged with trafficking based on an undercover investigation, 15 are charged with trafficking based on a data analysis investigation, and 11 are charged with selling ineligible items on an undercover investigation, which could lead to a six-month disqualification if FNS findings are upheld. 

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FNS Invests Nearly $53 Million in SNAP Administration, Program Integrity

FNS awarded nearly $53 million across eight grant programs to state and local agencies and partners to enhance the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. These grants, released throughout August and September 2021, will help ensure program operators and partners have the resources, support, and capacity to deliver SNAP benefits efficiently and effectively.

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for North Carolina Disaster Areas

Low-income North Carolina residents in three counties (Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania) recovering from Tropical Storm Fred could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), announced today by the USDA.

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FACT SHEET: USDA Provides Broad Support to Ensure School Meal Program Succeed

USDA today announced assistance to help schools respond to supply chain disruptions, as part of a comprehensive set of investments to address challenges in American agriculture today.  This is the latest example of the ongoing support USDA is providing schools and states as they to adapt to the ever-changing pandemic situation while working to ensure children receive nutritious school meals.

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USDA Increases Flexibilities for School Year 2021-2022

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s school nutrition professionals have overcome extraordinary challenges to ensure children’s access to nutritious meals. USDA continues to work in close partnership with schools and states to provide them with the tools, resources, and flexibilities they need to tackle those challenges and get nutritious meals to every child despite changing and unpredictable circumstances.

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Tennessee Disaster Areas

USDA announced today that eligible Tennessee residents in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties recovering from severe storms and flooding that began on Aug. 21, 2021 could be qualified to receive help from the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

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Food Help on the Way for Louisiana Households Hit by Hurricane Ida

Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages containing USDA Foods – nutritious, high-quality foods 100% grown and produced on farms in the U.S. USDA approved the short-term measure to address an immediate need for food until a longer-term solution is ready.

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USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Tropical Depression Ida

As Tropical Depression Ida continues its northeast track toward New England, it is forecast to bring heavy precipitation, strong winds and to again strengthen to a Tropical Storm by Thursday afternoon. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the storm’s path that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters.

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USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Ida

USDA reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Ida that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help.