Resource | FAQs/Q&As
2008 Farm Bill Q & A’s
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Revisions to Bonding Requirements for Violating Retail and Wholesale Food Concerns

This final rule  revises the current bonding requirements imposed against participating retailers and wholesalers who have violated the Food Stamp Program rules and regulations.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Waiver Requests to Eliminate the Interview Requirement Altogether

We recently received a request from a State agency to completely waive the requirement that the State agency conduct an interview at recertification for all households

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under PL 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act  2008.

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
Characteristics of Food Stamp Households: Fiscal Year 2007

On an average month in 2007, about 26.5 million people living in 11.8 million households participated in the Food Stamp Program in the United States. On October 1, 2008, the Food Stamp Program will change its name to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamp benefits are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the Nation's poor. This report provides information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households in fiscal year 2007. Annual quality control data used to produce this report can be found using the link below.

Resource | Forms | FNS-101
Participation in Food Programs - by Race

Form FNS-101: Participation in Food Programs - by Race 

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarifying SNAP Reporting Requirements - "Known to the State agency"

The National Office recently has received several questions from Regional Offices concerning what should be considered "known to the State agency" for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reporting purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification of Farm Bill Certification Provisions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Questions and Answers #3

Attached are additional questions and answers in response to issues raised by State agencies on SNAP certification and eligibility provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246).

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income

Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income. 

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Reaching Those in Need: State Food Stamp Participation Rates in 2006

This report – the latest in an annual series – presents estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by state, who participated in the Food Stamp Program (FSP) during an average month in fiscal year 2006 and in each of the 2 previous fiscal years. This report also presents estimates of state participation rates for eligible “working poor” individuals (persons in households with earnings) over the same period. Although the FSP provides an important support for working families, the working poor have participated at rates that are substantially below those for all eligible persons. The addition of state-by-state information on participation among the working poor enables a comparison of these rates to the overall participation rates. Nationally, the participation rate among all eligible persons was 67 percent in fiscal year 2006. The participation rate for eligible working poor individuals was 57 percent, a significant difference of 10 percentage points.