This memorandum is intended to clarify FNS policy regarding men who are victims of domestic violence residing in shelters for battered women and children, which will henceforth be referred to as shelters for battered persons. Both the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended (the Act), and SNAP regulations allow certain flexibilities for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing their abuser.
Q&As Concerning Section 4018 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Prohibiting Gov Sponsored Recruitment Activities
The attached questions and answers are intended to address state agency concerns about the effects of the Agricultural Act of 2014 on outreach in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of OMB Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 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.
This memo provides additional guidance to state agencies interested in submitting renewal requests for the indefinite waivers expiring April 30, 2015.
Attached are questions and answers pertaining to Section 4021 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 on the use of performance bonus money for Farmers' Markets bonus bucks and the use of bonus money for contractor fees.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 set the Quality Control tolerance level for excluding small errors at up to $37 for FY 2014. In addition, the Act requires FNS to adjust the tolerance level for future years by the percentage by which the Thrifty Food Plan is adjusted under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.
This memorandum provides the fiscal year (FY) 2015 adjustment for inflation to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allowable resources. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, resource limit adjustments are effective as of Oct. 1, 2014.
The attached questions and answers provide additional policy clarifications responding to state agency concerns regarding the Implementing Memorandum for Section 4006, "Standard Utility Allowances Based on the Receipt of Energy Assistance," of The Agricultural Act of 2014. These questions and answers serve as formal guidance for use by FNS regional offices and state agencies as they implement the provisions of Section 4006.
This memorandum provides the FY 2015 Cost of Living Adjustments to the SNAP maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2014.
SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule