Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0053
Measuring the Timeliness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications for Recertification

Section II(e)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of2008 (the Act) entitles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to a timely recertification and creates a finite period of eligibility. Specifically, the Act requires the State agency to notify the household that its certification period is ending prior to the last month of the certification period. The Act also requires the State agency to provide eligible households with benefits no later than one month after the last allotment was received, provided that the household files a timely re-application and is "found to be still eligible."

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0035
Required Reimbursements to Participants in the SNAP E&T Program

FNS closely reviews state spending on the SNAP Employment and Training Program. Recently, we noticed that an increasing number of state agencies do not spend money on allowable participant reimbursements, such as transportation and dependent care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0062
FY 2012 Allocations of New 15% Exemptions for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents - Not Adjusted for Carryover

The Food and Nutrition Act restricts the amount of time that able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) may participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to 3 months in a 36-month period, unless the ABAWD meets certain
work requirements or is exempted by the state. SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.24(g) provide each state agency with an annual allocation of exemptions from the work requirements of 7 CFR 273.24 for ABAWDs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0008
Questions and Answers on Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility

This memo contains an attachment of questions and answers on broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) that are based on inquiries from the states.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0040
Questions and Answers on Online Applications

This memorandum provides questions and answers about state online application compliance with SNAP regulations. The attachment gives clarification about compliance issues emphasized in the Online Application Review Results and Action Items memorandum issued December 17, 2010.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0057
SNAP - Offering to sell SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards publicly or online

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the sale of, or intent to sell, SNAP benefits and/or Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in public or online through Web sites and social media such as Craig's List, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, etc. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has reviewed this matter and considers the offer to sell SNAP benefits to be a violation of SNAP regulations, constituting an intentional Program violation (IPV).

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

This rule permanently excludes combat pay from being considered as income and eliminates the maximum dollar limit of the dependent care deduction.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR Part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR Part 226) shall be 22.25 cents for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
Correction: CACFP National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

See .pdf file in notice document 2011–18257 appearing on pages 43254–43256 in the issue of July 20, 2011, to view corrections.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.