Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2005-2006)

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 or free milk for the period from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: SNAP Clarifications and Corrections to Recipient Claim Establishment and Collection Standards

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipient claims are established and collected against households that receive more benefits than they are entitled to receive. This rulemaking corrects and clarifies provisions of the final rule on recipient claims published at 65 FR 41752, July 6, 2000.

Resource | Research | Food Security
Assessing the Food Security and Diet Quality Impacts of FNS Program Participation

To explore other options for assessing impacts, FNS awarded a contract to Abt Associates Inc. to consider the potential for using nonexperimental (survey-based) research designs. The objective of such research would be to provide FNS with new information on: experiences and satisfaction of participants in FNS programs, and impacts of program participation on food security, diet quality, and other indicators of household well-being.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0059
Rural Transportation Grants

This memo announces the selection of five states to receive SFSP Rural Transportation Grants.

SFSP 02-2006
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0058
Quality Control (QC) Policy Memo Update

The following policy memoranda are superseded by revisions to the FNS 310 Handbook and are now obsolete. At the end of the memos being cancelled is a list of the current QC policy Memos.

QC Policy Memo 06-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0057
Adjusting Standard Utility Allowances for the 2005-2006 Winter

Several state agencies have recently asked FNS to approve increases in their Standard Utility Allowances (SUA’s) for heating and cooling based on projections of substantial price increases in energy sources – particularly natural gas. We are aware of broad interest in the issue of the impact of higher energy prices on household budgets and appreciate the conferences and correspondence that bring this issue to our attention.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Reauthorization -EBT and Retail Food Stores Provisions of the Food Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2002

This final rule revises Food Stamp Program regulations pertaining to the standards for approval of Electronic Benefits Transfer systems, the participation of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns, and the state agency liabilities and Federal sanctions.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0054
Retention of Quality Control (QC) Records

The purpose of this policy memo is to notify state agencies of the specific record retention requirements for recent QC review periods. As required by regulations, QC records must be retained for three years following fiscal closure

QC Policy Memo 06-01
Resource | Technical Assistance
Food Stamp - Outreach Coalition National Media Campaign 2005

Presentation - Food Stamp - Outreach Coalition National Media Campaign