Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0028
National and State Target Memos

The purpose of this memo is to transmit national target areas and procedures for SNAP Management Evaluations for Fiscal Year  2019. The FNS National Office, in collaboration with FNS regional offices, has identified three national target areas and eight at-risk program areas where resources should be directed for FY 2019.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0019
Census 2020 Demonstration Project Policy Memo

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of Food and Nutrition Service’s decision to offer state agencies the opportunity to participate in a demonstration project to exclude earned income from temporary employment in the 2020 Census.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0053
D-SNAP State Workgroup Recommendations

The FNS Southwest Regional Office convened a state workgroup comprised of seven state agencies with recent disaster experience to discuss concerns and best practices regarding D-SNAP implementation, program integrity, and program access.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0031
Addressing Civil Rights Issues in D-SNAP Planning and Implementation

FNS is issuing guidance on addressing vulnerable populations in response to state requests to describe lessons learned from recent disasters and practices state agencies can use in planning and implementing D-SNAPs. 

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Employment and Training Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements

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 collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for annual outcome data for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) programs, as mandated by Section 16(h)(5) of the Food and Nutrition Act (FNA) and as amended by section 4022 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the SNAP

USDA proposes updating the regulations to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of TANF benefits. Specifically, the Department proposes: (1) to define “benefits” for categorical eligibility to mean ongoing and substantial benefits; and (2) to limit the types of non-cash TANF benefits conferring categorical eligibility to those that focus on subsidized employment, work supports and childcare. The proposed rule would also require state agencies to inform FNS of all non-cash TANF benefits that confer categorical eligibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0013
USDA Foods Processing Program: Cancellation of Policy Memoranda

In order to update and streamline policy guidance for the USDA Foods Processing Program, FNS is cancelling policy memoranda FD-009, FD-025, FD-130, FD-102, FD-030, FD-038, FD-048, FD-103, and FD-108. The guidance provided by these memoranda is outdated and has been superseded by the Final Rule: Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods, which was published on May 1st, 2018.

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Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Review of Major Changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. The previously approved collection is associated with state agencies notifying FNS of and thereafter reporting on major changes in their operation of SNAP. 

Resource | Comment Request
Information Collection: Modernizing Channels of Communication With SNAP Participants

The primary purpose of the study is to highlight best practices and lessons learned from various mobile communication strategies (MCS) implemented by state Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) agencies. This examination will help FNS and states improve communication and identify best practices that lead to improved program outcomes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0060
SNAP FY 2020 Federal Target Management Evaluations

FNS is targeting the SNAP Management Evaluations for Fiscal Year 2020.