Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Training and Presentations

The FNS State Systems team has produced a series of training presentations designed to help state agencies understand and comply with the FNS approval process. These eight on-line presentations correspond to FNS Handbook 901, with information on the key documents or phases in the process.

Resource | Forms
User Access Request Form

Form FNS-674 is used to request access to the USDA Food Program Reporting System (FPRS).  

FNS-674
Resource | Report
USDA Listening Session: SNAP Provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) held a listening session regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Farm Bill provisions on March 19, 2019. 181 people registered for the call and 132 people called into the session.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Regulatory Reform at a Glance Proposed Rule: SNAP Requirements for ABAWDs

In December 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents”. This action supports the Agency’s commitment to self-sufficiency by more broadly applying SNAP’s work-related program standards for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

Resource | Toolkits
SNAP Model Notice Toolkit Documents

The Model Notice Toolkit is a set of tools designed to help SNAP State agencies improve the notices they send to clients. The toolkit is designed to help State agencies evaluate their SNAP notices and make targeted improvements that fit the needs of their clients, work within system constraints, and comply with Federal policy.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0047
Update to FNS Handbook 310 - SNAP QC Review Handbook

Effective for the October 2018 SNAP QC sample month, all reviewers must update their FNS 310 Handbooks to include the updated page changes listed below and shall follow the procedures amending those sections of the FNS 310 Handbook. These updates are the result of comments received, technical amendments, and clarifications to the following areas.

QC Policy Memo: 19-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0043
State Agency Responsibilities Relating to the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing this memorandum in response to questions about state agency responsibilities relating to D-SNAP. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act provides the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to operate a D-SNAP when affected areas have received a Presidential major disaster declaration and when commercial channels of food distribution are available.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0040
Update to FNS Handbook 310 - SNAP Quality Control (QC) Review Handbook

Effective for the October 2018 SNAP QC sample month, all reviewers must update their FNS 310 Handbooks to include the updated page changes listed below and shall follow the procedures amending those sections of the FNS 310 Handbook.

QC Policy Memo: 19-01
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0039
SNAP - FNS 310 Quality Control Review Handbook - Q&As - October 2018 Updates

For Fiscal Year 2019, FNS is releasing page changes to update the October 2017 version of the FNS 310 QC Handbook. These updates include updated procedures to align with recent clarifications intended to ensure SNAP QC is being administered more uniformly throughout the nation. In addition, policy updates have also been made to ensure FNS more accurately aligns itself with Federal improper payment reporting requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0036
SNAP – Fiscal Year 2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 COLAs are effective as of October 1, 2018.