Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0020
Food Stamp Comparable Disqualifications

The following memo gives guidance on disqualifying a member of a food stamp household from the Food Stamp Program when that person fails to do something required by another public assistance program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1997-0015
Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

Attached is guidance for your staff and state agencies on submitting a request to purchase food stamps for use in state-funded nutrition programs. The guidance includes information on the terms for reimbursing the federal government for the value of food stamps distributed and the federal administrative costs incurred under such state programs.

Resource | Comment Request
Information Collection: SNAP Requirement for National Directory of New Hires Employment Verification

This collection is a revision of an expired collection, an Interim Final Rule titled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirement for National Directory of New Hires Employment Verification and Annual Program Activity Reporting."

Resource | Comment Request
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, FNS is providing notice of a reestablished computer matching program between FNS and the state agencies that administer SNAP.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Employment and Training Opportunities in SNAP

The final rule implements the changes made by section 4005 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 to the SNAP pertaining to the E&T program and aspects of the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). 
 

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - SNAP Quality Control Regulations (FNS 245)

This is a revision of a currently approved information collection request.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0190
SNAP - Temporary Increase in Maximum Allotments due to COVID-19 (revised as of 12/28/2020)

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed on Dec. 27, 2020, increases SNAP benefits by raising maximum allotments to 115 percent of the June 2020 value of the Thrifty Food Plan. This memorandum provides the revised maximum SNAP allotment amounts by household size for the 48 states and D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the Virgin Islands. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0004
Informational Memorandum: Participant Requests to Share WIC Records with Private Physicians or other Private Health Care Providers

Informational Memorandum: Participant Requests to Share WIC Records with Private Physicians or other Private Health Care Providers: This memorandum sets forth the applicable requirements in WIC regulations that allow participant information to be shared.

Resource | Notices
TEFAP: Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2021

This notice announces the surplus and purchased foods that the Department expects to make available for donation to states for use in providing nutrition assistance to the needy under TEFAP in FY 2021. The foods made available under this notice must, at the discretion of the state, be distributed to eligible recipient agencies for use in preparing meals and/or for distribution to households for home consumption.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Offering to sell SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards publicly or online

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the sale of, or intent to sell, SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards in public or online through web sites and social media. FNS considers the offer to sell SNAP benefits to be a violation of SNAP regulations.