Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Electronic Benefits Transfer Online Purchasing Pilot Request for Volunteers

This Request for Volunteers combines the need to conduct a pilot project with the extensive groundwork started by an FNS industry work group in 2010-2011, and invites retailers currently operating websites that sell SNAP-eligible foods and that meet the inventory requirements to be authorized as a SNAP retailer, to apply for participation in the projects. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0003
Preventing Bias, Misusing Error Review Committees and Third Party Consultants, Federal Access to State Systems, and State Responsibility to Address Over and Under Issuances

This memorandum is intended to clarify existing regulatory and policy guidance to ensure awareness of our shared responsibility to preserve the integrity of SNAP's quality control system, based on findings from recent FNS reviews of state quality control operations.

SNAP QC Policy Memo 2016-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0043
New Threshold for State Submittal of CAPER Corrective Action Center Drive Plans

The SNAP quality control (QC) system measures the accuracy of State eligibility and benefit determinations. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, QC's measurement of errors in cases that were denied, terminated and suspended was renamed from the negative error rate to the case and procedural error rate (CAPER). The name change was accompanied by a new review process that takes into account customer service aspects of negative actions, such as timeliness and correctness of the notice, in addition to the accuracy of the determination.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0102
Quality Control Procedural Clarifications and Federal Access to State Systems

The Quality Control system is an integral component of FNS’ responsibility to effectively administer SNAP to ensure families receive critical nutrition assistance while practicing strong public stewardship. It is crucial that the QC processes at the state and federal level report statistically valid results that are fully substantiated by documentation in the case file.

QC Policy Memo 17-01
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Securing Third-Party Partners for SNAP E&T Programs
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Finding SNAP-Ed Materials the Easy Way
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Leveraging FNS Programs in a Lead Exposure Crisis

This webinar provides information necessary to leverage FNS programs in response to a lead exposure crisis and to provide best practices and lessons learned from those who dealt with the on-the-ground response in Flint, Michigan.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0060
Meal Service During Unanticipated School and Day Care Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that meals may be served through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures, including snow days, during the regular school year.

SP55 CACFP26 SFSP18-2016
Resource | Grants
USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center Grants 2016

The USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky awarded $1.3 million in grants to help reduce child food insecurity by improving coordination among child nutrition programs in 17 rural communities. The funding, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000, will help these rural communities implement creative strategies to improve access to nutrition programs for families and children. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0010
FDA Requirements for Vending Machines

On Dec. 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines, in the Federal Register.

SP28 CACFP09 SFSP11-2016