Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0001
Men Who are Residents of Shelters for Battered Women and Children Policy Clarification Memo

This memorandum is intended to clarify FNS policy regarding men who are victims of domestic violence residing in shelters for battered women and children, which will henceforth be referred to as shelters for battered persons. Both the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended (the Act), and SNAP regulations allow certain flexibilities for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing their abuser.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0036
Q&As Concerning Section 4018 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Prohibiting Gov Sponsored Recruitment Activities

The attached questions and answers are intended to address state agency concerns about the effects of the Agricultural Act of 2014 on outreach in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0006
FY 2014 State Reporting of SNAP Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of OMB Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Our Oct. 31, 2013 subject memorandum pertained to A-133 audits of Fiscal Year 2013. This memorandum updates that document by providing parallel information on Fiscal Year 2014 audits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0078
Waiver Process Update - Additional Guidance on Indefinite Waivers

This memo provides additional guidance to state agencies interested in submitting renewal requests for the indefinite waivers expiring April 30, 2015.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0067
Guide to Improving Notices of Adverse Action

The guide allows you to evaluate NOAAs to see how well they work for clients; and improve them using proven plain language and information design techniques. In addition, the guide contains models for general notices—providing you with some basic language and formatting examples that can be adapted to notices.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0066
Performance Bonus (Section 4021) Questions and Answers - Agricultural Act of 2014

Attached are questions and answers pertaining to Section 4021 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 on the use of performance bonus money for Farmers' Markets bonus bucks and the use of bonus money for contractor fees.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2014-0063
SNAP Retailer, Issuance, and Electronic Benefits Transfer Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - Questions and Answers

The attached questions and answers is a series intended to address inquiries received concerning certain retailer provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014, PL 113-79.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0061
Quality Control Tolerance Level - FY 2015

The Agricultural Act of 2014 set the Quality Control Tolerance Level for excluding small errors at up to $37 for FY 2014. In addition, the Act requires FNS to adjust the tolerance level for future years by the percentage by which the Thrifty Food Plan is adjusted under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0058
FY 2015 SNAP Resource Limit Memo

This memorandum provides the fiscal year (FY) 2015 adjustment for inflation to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allowable resources. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, resource limit adjustments are effective as of Oct. 1, 2014.