FNS Documents & Resources
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.
In July 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)”. This action closes a loophole that allows states to make participants in certain programs “categorically eligible” to participate in SNAP.
These Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Stamp Program (FSP) Quality Control (QC) Annual Reports present official quality control error rates and other statistical data derived from SNAP QC reviews conducted for each Fiscal Year.
These interactive graphics describe the economic and demographic characteristics of households participating in SNAP by State and over time, as well as SNAP participation rates by State and by household characteristic.
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.
The attached chart lists States that have issued a request for proposals (RFP). These States remain on the chart until either a new contract with the incumbent processor is in place, or until they convert to a new vendor.
Agency Information Collection Activities: 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.