Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0020
Food Stamp Comparable Disqualifications

The following memo gives guidance on disqualifying a member of a food stamp household from the Food Stamp Program when that person fails to do something required by another public assistance program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0015
Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

Attached is guidance for your staff and state agencies on submitting a request to purchase food stamps for use in state-funded nutrition programs. The guidance includes information on the terms for reimbursing the federal government for the value of food stamps distributed and the federal administrative costs incurred under such state programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0148
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2021

This memorandum provides the total funding amount available to FNS to distribute to state agencies, which is $202.9 million for FY 2021.

SP22-2020
Resource | Waivers
SNAP - Core Verification and Interview Adjustment

FNS will permit state agencies to conduct streamlined interviews for at least 50% of non-elderly or disabled households. All initial applicants will continue to be interviewed.

 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0144
CN - Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in SFSP - Extension 3

This waiver extends the SFSP Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in Child Nutrition Programs - Extension - granted on May 14, which expires on Aug. 31, 2020— through Sept. 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #44
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0147
CN - Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children – Extension 3

This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - Extension, granted on May 14, 2020 until Sept. 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier. This waiver extension applies to the NSLP Seamless Summer Option and the SFSP.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #47
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0145
CN - Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in SFSP - Extension 6

This waiver extends the SFSP Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 5—granted on July 30, 2020, that expires on Aug. 31, 2020—through Sept. 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #45
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0146
CN - Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers – Extension

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers through Aug. 31, 2020 until Sept. 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier. This waiver extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #46
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0133
SNAP - Fiscal Year 2021 Cost of Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the fiscal year 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2020.

Resource | Waivers
CN - Provision 2 Waiver

FNS is allowing states to permit schools that were conducting a Provision 2 base year in SY 2019-2020 to develop their claiming percentage using data collected before schools closed in response to the coronavirus.