Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0006
FY14 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-2015-0001
Men Who are Residents of Shelters for Battered Women and Children Policy Clarification Memo

This memorandum is intended to clarify Food and Nutrition Service's (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 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations allow certain flexibilities for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing their abuser.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0078
Waiver Process Update - Additional Guidance on Indefinite Waivers

On March 20, 2014, FNS issued the Waiver Process Update memorandum which revised existing waiver procedures and guidance to eliminate indefinite waiver approvals and minimize inconsistencies in approval requirements for similar waivers. This memo provides additional guidance to state agencies interested in submitting renewal requests for the indefinite waivers expiring April 30, 2015.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0067
Guide to Improving Notices of Adverse Action

The guide allows you to (1) evaluate NOAAs to see how well they work for clients; and (2) improve them using proven plain language and information design techniques. In addition, the guide contains models for general notices—providing you with some basic language and formatting examples that can be adapted to notices.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0066
Performance Bonus (Section 4021) Questions and Answers - Agricultural Act of 2014

Attached are questions and answers pertaining to Section 4021 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the use of performance bonus money for Farmers' Markets bonus bucks and the use of bonus money for contractor fees.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0061
Quality Control Tolerance Level - FY 2015

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act) at Section 4019 set the Quality Control (QC) Tolerance Level for excluding small errors at up to $37 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. FNS set the tolerance at $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 (TFP) is adjusted under Section 3(u)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0058
FY 2015 SNAP Resource Limit Memo

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 October 1, 2014.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0057
SNAP - Section 4006 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - Questions and Answers Part II

The attached questions and answers provide additional policy clarifications responding to State agency concerns regarding the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) March 5, 2014, Implementing Memorandum for Section 4006, "Standard Utility Allowances Based on the Receipt of Energy Assistance," of The Agricultural Act of 2014 (PL 113-79). 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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0054
SNAP Fiscal Year 2015 Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLAs)

This memorandum provides the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2014.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0052
SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule

SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule