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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Kentucky Disaster Areas 

Low-income Kentucky residents recovering from the tornadoes, flooding, and winds that began Dec.10, 2021, could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, USDA today announced. 

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USDA Distributes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen School Meal Program

Secretary Tom Vilsack is announcing today that the Biden-Harris Administration is providing up to $1.5 billion to states and school districts to help school meal program operators deal with the challenges of supply chain disruptions brought on by the pandemic.

Fact Sheet - USDA Support for Food Banks and the Emergency Food System
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FACT SHEET: USDA Support for Food Banks and the Emergency Food System

The administration is equipping emergency food providers with significant levels of investments so they can continue serving their communities well through ongoing and evolving challenges. These investments focus on additional food purchases, improving infrastructure, supporting health and nutrition, bolstering local food systems, and promoting access and equity to continue to drive toward a stronger tomorrow.

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USDA Funding Enhances Nutrition Assistance Program in CNMI

FNS and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the CNMI Nutrition Assistance Program. The signing releases a $30 million grant for the Nutrition Assistance Program, with funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan.

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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).

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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 SNAP. 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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FACT SHEET: USDA Provides Broad Support to Ensure School Meal Programs 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.