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-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-2017-0065
Revised Non-Merit System Personnel Guidance for Call Centers

Consistent with USDA's efforts to increase state flexibility within the bounds of the law, FNS is expanding allowable activities for states seeking to use non-merit system personnel in call centers. With FNS approval, states may now use non-merit personnel to provide basic case-specific information that is readily available in the system to a SNAP applicant or participant, such as application or case status, benefit issuance date, and status of submitted verifications. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0060
SNAP - Issues with Certification Materials Submission Instructions

This memo discusses SNAP applications and other documents being sent by clients to the USDA Office of Civil Rights instead of the appropriate state SNAP office. The memo outlines best practices states can use to make submission instructions clearer for clients.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0037
State Agency Requirements for Required and Missing Verification for Regular Initial Applications

FNS is issuing this policy memo in response to inquiries about how state agencies are required to inform households about required and missing verification and how this interacts with other Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements, including whether a state may close a case on the 30th day following application.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0021
Major Changes Reporting Memo, Templates and Graphic

This memorandum provides additional implementation guidance regarding the final rule titled SNAP Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluations (“Major Changes Rule”) published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19, 2016.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0016
Guidance for Improving State Timeliness Rates and Standardizing the Escalation Process

The guidance that follows is intended to update earlier guidance provided to state agencies on the FNS process for improving SNAP application processing timeliness rates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0005
Implementation Memo: SNAP Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluation Systems

This memorandum provides a brief summary describing the Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Systems final rule's provisions and outlines the next steps in its implementation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0006
FY 2014 State Reporting of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Our Oct. 31, 2013 subject memorandum pertained to A-133 audits of Fiscal Year 2013. This memorandum updates that document by providing parallel information on Fiscal Year 2014 audits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0049
Questions and Answers Concerning Section 4013 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - National Directory of New Hires

Questions and Answers Concerning Section 4013 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - National Directory of New Hires