Resource | Notices
Information Collection: SNAP Employment and Training Opportunities

Final rule -Notification of approval of Information Collection Request. The final rule entitled Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was published on Jan. 5, 2021. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated information collection requirements on March 16, 2021. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2021-2022)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Resource | Notices
TEFAP: Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2021

This notice announces the surplus and purchased foods that the Department expects to make available for donation to states for use in providing nutrition assistance to the needy under TEFAP in FY 2021. The foods made available under this notice must, at the discretion of the state, be distributed to eligible recipient agencies for use in preparing meals and/or for distribution to households for home consumption.

Resource | Notices
Comment Request - SNAP Repayment Demand and Program Disqualification

 This is a revision of currently approved information collection requirements associated with initiating collection actions against households who have received an overissuance in SNAP.

Resource | Notices
Information Collection: National Study of State Adoption and Use of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer During Covid-19

This collection seeks to gather information on operational issues and challenges encountered by Child Nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program state agencies while implementing the PEBT program.

Resource | Notices
Information Collection: SNAP Emergency Allotments (COVID-19)

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, enacted March 18, 2020, includes a general provision that allows the Department of Agriculture to issue emergency allotments (EA) based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration. This is a new collection for activities associated with administering emergency allotments.

Resource | Notices
FNS Information Collection Needs due to COVID-19

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is an Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.

Resource | Final Rule
Taking Administrative Actions Pending Freedom of Information Act Processing

This final rule amends the SNAP regulations to ensure that retail food stores can no longer use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process to delay FNS' administrative actions to sanction a retail food store for SNAP violations. Under this rule, FNS will process FOIA requests and FOIA appeals separately from the administrative action for all SNAP violations, as originally proposed. The processing of FOIA requests and appeals during the administrative and judicial review process will have no impact on when the agency can take administrative action.

Resource | Final Rule
SNAP: 2008 Farm Bill Provisions on Clarification of Split Issuance; Accrual of Benefits and Definition Changes

This final rule amends the SNAP regulations to implement provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill regarding monthly benefit issuance allotments, storage of benefits off-line, and permanent expungement of unused benefits, as well as related benefit expungement and off-line storage provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. This final rule also updates SNAP regulations to reflect the program's name change to SNAP and benefit issuance through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) systems.

Resource | Notices
Information Collection: Recordkeeping for E&T Activity Report and Requests for Additional 100 Percent Funding

 This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection for the extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) Program Activity Report  and state requests for additional funding only.