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Resource | Policy Memos

Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit and SNAP

As we enter tax filing season this year, I ask you to encourage all SNAP applicants and recipients to file taxes. Even if a family did not earn enough to be required to file taxes, they are eligible for the CTC and potentially thousands of additional dollars in benefits. Filing taxes will mean many families who are eligible for CTC will also get thousands of dollars in additional tax relief through the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0087

SNAP – Fiscal Year 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the federal FY 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to the SNAP maximum allotments for the 48 contiguous states and D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2021.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0033

SNAP – Emergency Allotments

FNS intends to issue updated SNAP – Emergency Allotments guidance to provide benefits to certain eligible households, including those receiving SNAP benefits at the statutory maximum, that were previously deemed ineligible for emergency allotments by USDA.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0025

WIC 2021-2022 Income Eligibility Guidelines

This memo is inform FNS regional offices and state agencies of the release of the 2021-2022 WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines. The 2021-2022 Income Eligibility Guidelines are used by state agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in WIC. 

WIC Policy Memorandum: #2021-5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0024

SFMNP 2021-2022 Income Eligibility Guidelines

This memo is inform FNS regional offices and state agencies of the release of the publication of the 2021-2022 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Income Eligibility Guidelines. The 2021-2022 Income Eligibility Guidelines are used by state agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in SFMNP. These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the SFMNP regulations

SFMNP Policy Memorandum #2021-1
Resource | Policy Memos

SNAP - Changes in Combined Application Project Benefit Allotments due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 increases SNAP benefits by raising maximum allotments to 115 percent of the June 2020 value of the Thrifty Food Plan; effective from Jan. 1, 2021 until June 30, 2021.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0191

Use of Employment and Training Funds for SNAP Recipients Who Are Attending High School

This memo provides guidance on the use of SNAP E&T funds to pay for services for individuals who are attending high school. In most cases, it is likely neither legal nor appropriate to use E&T funds to pay for services for individuals are attending high school.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0094

Publication of the 2020-2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

This policy memorandum transmits the 2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Senior Farmers’ Market National Program.

SFMNP Policy Memo #2020-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0077

Publication of the 2020-2021 WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

This policy memorandum transmits the 2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines for WIC that were published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2020

WIC Policy Memo #2020-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0090

Employment and Training Resources Available to States

The SNAP Employment and Training program, administered by all 53 state agencies, helps participants gain the skills, training, or work experience they need to enter, reenter, or remain in the workforce. The program is flexible. State agencies can tailor services and supports to the needs of SNAP participants and the communities in which they live.