Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0071
SNAP - State Agency Liability for Employee Fraud

The increased focus on SNAP integrity has required FNS and the states to review their procedures for responding to integrity issues, specifically a clarification of FNS' responsibility when a state employee is found guilty of fraud while administering the program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1988-0016
Rescission of a Portion of PIRS Memo 85-05, Enhanced Funding for Food Stamp Investigations, and Prosecutions.

PIRS (Policy Interpretation Response System) Memo 85-05 deals primarily with funding aspects of state food stamp investigations, as its title indicates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0065
Simultaneous Participation in CSFP and other Nutrition Assistance Programs administered by FNS

Per CSFP regulations at 7 CFR 247.19, participants are prohibited from receiving CSFP benefits and WIC benefits at the same time. However, there is no prohibition against simultaneous participation in CSFP and other FNS programs including but not limited to SNAP, TEFAP, and the SFMNP, provided the eligibility requirements for these programs are met.

FD-096
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0068
Allowability of Participant Payments and Contributions for Foods Donated by the USDA and/or Non-USDA Sources

This memorandum clarifies FNS regulations and policies regarding the allowability of requiring payment and soliciting contributions (i.e., "payments" or "pay") in exchange for foods from FNS program participants.

FD-097
Resource | Forms
USDA Certification Regarding Drug-Free Work Place Requirements (GRANTS) Alternative I - For Grantees Other than Individuals

FNS Form AD-1049 is the USDA Certification Regarding Drug-Free Work Place Requirements (GRANTS) Alternative I - For Grantees Other than Individuals

AD-1049
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0037
Clarification of State Agency Review Requirements for Donated Foods in the NSLP

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the responsibilities of the state administering agency and the state distributing agency with respect to ensuring compliance with requirements for donated foods in the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

FD-089
Resource | Report
Estimating the Number of People in Poverty for the Program Access Index: The American Community Survey vs. the Current Population Survey

This paper presents a comparison of the two surveys as a source of data for the PAI calculation and illustrates the potential effects of moving to the ACS.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0040
Calculating the Program Access Index with the American Community Survey

The final regulation establishing Food Stamp High Performance Bonuses was published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2005. The regulation established the Program Access Index as one of the criteria – among others – on which states could qualify for a share of the funds made available for bonus awards.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0032
Clarification on the three ways initial SNAP application processing timeliness is measured

The memorandum that follows is intended to clarify the three ways in which FNS measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0052
FY 2011 Reporting Expenditures of SNAP 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 209 (ARRA).