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 | 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-2019-0054
Final Rule: Implementation Memo for Lottery and Gambling Winners

On April 15, 2019, FNS published the final rule for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2006-0048
Q&A – Implementation of New Racial/Ethnic Data Collection

Attached is a Q&A fact sheet that answers questions and provides further guidance on the new racial/ethnic data collection and the new FNS-101 reporting. The July 31, 2006, memorandum offers further policy guidance on this regulation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1982-0001
Telephone Fair Hearings

This policy memo clarifies the use of telephone fair hearings.

Index No.: 82-14 - REG. REF: 273.15
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1982-0009
Telephone Administrative Disqualification Hearings

This policy memo provides clarification on the use of telephone administrative disqualification hearings.

Index No.: 83-05 - REG. REF: 273.16
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1988-0016
Rescission of a Portion of PIRS Memo 85-05, Enhanced Funding for Food Stamp Investigations, and Prosecutions.

PIRS (Policy Interpretation Response System) Memo 85-05 deals primarily with funding aspects of state food stamp investigations, as its title indicates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0071
SNAP - State Agency Liability for Employee Fraud

The increased focus on SNAP integrity has required FNS and the states to review their procedures for responding to integrity issues, specifically a clarification of FNS' responsibility when a state employee is found guilty of fraud while administering the program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0037
Conducting Program Access Reviews at Local Food Stamp Offices

This guidance, which updates the original August 2000 guidance, is provided to assist FNS regional offices in conducting PARs. It is intended that state agencies will adapt this guidance when monitoring the program access portion of the ME reviews of their food stamp project areas (or counties).

Resource | Direct Final Rule
Direct Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing this affirmation of a final rule, without change, of an interim rule that amended Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations, to require State agencies to monitor electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card replacement requests and send notices to those clients who have requested four cards within a 12-month period. The State agency shall be exempt from sending this notice if it chooses to exercise the card withholding option, in accordance with SNAP regulations, and sends the first warning notice upon the household's fourth card replacement request.