Resource | FAQs/Q&As
2008 Farm Bill Q & A’s
Resource | Policy Memos
Cost-of-Living Adjustments of the Maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Allotments

Cost-of-Living adjustments to the SNAP allotments, deductions, income eligibility standards for the 48 States, D.C., Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification of FCEA Certification Provisions Questions and Answers #1

Questions and answers on the FECA certification provisions. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Demonstration Authority Required for Non-Merit Employee Interview Projects

This memo provides guidance to State agencies regarding the enactment of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. FSP announce its conclusion that the best approach to such projects, given the statutory authority, is to approve them as demonstration projects under Section 17 of the Food Stamp Act, instead of using waiver authority under 7 CFR 272.3(c)

Resource | Policy Memos
Food Stamp Provisions of the Farm Bill

On June 18, 2008, Congress enacted PL 110-246. Attached is an implementing memo describing the Food Stamp provision of the Title IV of Public Law 110-246, The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA).

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 Public Law 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.

Resource | Policy
Discussion on Domestic and International Feeding Challenges

Discussion on Domestic and International Feeding Challenges

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.