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.
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.
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.
Approaches for Promoting Healthy Food Purchases by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants
This study developed innovative approaches to using nutrition labeling systems to incentivize healthy food choices by SNAP participants in retail settings. The approaches consider opportunities for using Front of Package and shelf labeling systems across all food categories and retail settings.
SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule
This memorandum addresses recent questions about our April 15, 2014, memorandum relating to quality control errors and the establishment of claims against SNAP households.
Attached are Quality Control related questions and answers pertaining to the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the application of the 120-day QC hold harmless period, the implementation of the QC tolerance level for small errors, QC standards and performance bonus payments.
FNS is issuing this affirmation of a final rule, without change, of an interim rule that amended SNAP regulations, to require state agencies to monitor electronic benefit transfer card replacement requests and send notices to those clients who have requested four cards within a 12-month period.
Questions and Answers Concerning Agricultural Act of 2014- $37 QC Tolerance Limit and Medical Marijuana QC Hold Harmless- Q&A #I
Attached are two questions and answers regarding Sections 4005 (Exclusion of Medical Marijuana from Excess Medical Expense Deduction) and 4019 (Tolerance Level for Excluding Small Errors).