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Resource | Policy Memos

SNAP and TANF Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Skimming Prevention– Tools and Resources

USDA's FNS and ACF at the Department of Health and Human Services are aware of increasing reports of benefit theft by criminal actors through EBT card skimming schemes. After discussions with EBT processors and fraud prevention stakeholders, FNS and ACF have identified prevention measures that can be adopted to improve card security while we work towards longer-term strategies.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection codified in Food and Nutrition Service regulations.

Resource | Fact Sheets

SNAP Fraud Framework Fact Sheet

States have long served as incubators for testing strategies to help prevent program fraud. Based on an FNS partnership with 10 states, the SNAP Fraud Framework combines innovations in the use of analytics with concepts and practices from industry in order to more effectively detect potential fraud and improve administration and oversight.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Understanding the Anti-Fraud Measures of Large SNAP Retailers

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for the purpose of learning about the types of  SNAP related fraud activity observed by large retailers and the methods they use to prevent fraud and minimize their losses.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, authorizes the Child and Adult Care Program. Under this program, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to provide cash reimbursement and commodity assistance, on a per meal basis, for food service to children in nonresidential child care centers and family or group day care homes, and to eligible adults in nonresidential adult day care centers. 

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection codified by SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 274.6(b)(5) and 274.6(b)(6).

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Understanding the Anti-Fraud Measures of Large SNAP Retailers

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service  invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for the purpose of learning about the types of SNAP related fraud activity observed by large retailers and the methods they use to prevent fraud and minimize their losses.

Resource | Research | Promoting Healthy Eating

Approaches for Promoting Healthy Food Purchases by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants

This study developed innovative approaches to using nutrition labeling systems to incentivize healthy food choices by SNAP participants in retail settings. The approaches consider opportunities for using Front of Package and shelf labeling systems across all food categories and retail settings.