Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Websites for State Policy Manuals
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0043
SNAP - Standard Utility Allowance Annual Review and Adjustment Waiver for Certain States

Due to the impact on SNAP benefits resulting from continuing fluctuations in energy prices, the Food and Nutrition Service is modifying the Standard Utility Allowance blanket waiver memorandum of Oct. 14, 2010 to allow certain states to extend fiscal year (FY) 2010 SUA amounts through March 31, 2011.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0033
Extension of Standard Utility Allowance Waiver for Certain States

Due to the impact on SNAP benefits resulting from drastically fluctuating energy prices, FNS is extending the one-time blanket SUA waiver for an additional 3 months to certain states that would otherwise be ineligible for the waiver in FY 2011.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0028
SUA Annual Review and Adjustment Biennial Option

This memorandum provides a second opportunity for state agencies to opt for a blanket waiver of the regulations at S 273.9 (d)(6)(iii)(B) which require state agencies to update SUAs annually.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0017
Treatment of TANF-Funded Subsidized Employment Income Implementation Date and Quality Control Treatment

This policy applies to all TANF-funded subsidized employment paid to SNAP clients or applicants in the form of wages, regardless of the source of TANF funding, including but not limited to funds available to states and Indian tribes through the Emergency Contingency Fund for state TANF programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0013
Treatment of TANF-Funded Subsidized Employment Income

It has come to our attention that a number of states have begun using the emergency fund to develop and implement a wide range of subsidized employment efforts. In addition to the Emergency Fund program, subsidized employment may be funded under the regular TANF block grant or state Maintenance of Effort  funds.

Resource | Fact Sheets
History of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Time line of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0017
Further Questions and Answers on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Attached is a fourth series of Q&As developed to address questions arising from states’ enactment of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (PL 105-33). The answers do not establish new policy. They are an interpretation of the relevant provisions and their intent, and should serve as a guide until issuance of regulations.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0007
Balanced Budget Act of 1977 (PL 105-33) Q&As - Set 2

Balanced Budget Act of 1977 (PL 105-33) Questions and Answers - Set 2

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-1998-0002
Cumulative PRWORA Q&As on Food Stamp Fraud, Disqualifications, and Recipient Claims

This file contains answers to questions to provisions of PRWORA generally concerned with intentional program violation (fraud)-related disqualifications and food stamp recipient claims.