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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2020-0135

Online Purchasing for Retailers – Technical Questions and Answers

All retailers, including internet retailers, must abide by the FNS retailer stocking requirements in order to be authorized. In addition, SNAP-eligible retailers who want to add online shopping to their ecommerce platform must meet online purchasing requirements. If you have additional questions, please see the following technical assistance questions and answers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0118

SNAP Employment & Training Subsidized Work-Based Learning Activities

This policy memo provides guidance on implementing subsidized wages in work-based learned activities in SNAP E&T.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT in Schools

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0093

Pandemic EBT – State Plans for 2021-22

This document provides information to states to assist in the development of state plans to operate Pandemic EBT for school children and children in child care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0072

Final Rule: Employment and Training Opportunities in SNAP – Questions & Answers Part 2

FNS has received additional questions from state agencies and other stakeholders, and has responded with a second Question and Answer memorandum.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0062

SNAP – Updated Emergency Allotments (EA) Guidance – Questions and Answers

In response to the President’s Executive Order on Economic Relief Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic issued on Jan. 22, 2021, which directed all federal agencies to consider administrative actions to better address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic, USDA reviewed and updated the SNAP EA guidance.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0050

Pandemic EBT – Summer 2021

In an effort to make the distribution of P-EBT benefits to eligible children as efficient as possible, USDA has developed a simple P-EBT summer plan template. The template allows states to elect a USDA-determined standard benefit that relieves states of the burden of determining their own benefit levels based on state-specific school district calendars.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2021-0011

Q&A on Sections 702(a), (b), and (d) of The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The Q&A describes the temporary increase to the maximum monthly allotments and exclusion of pandemic unemployment compensation payments from SNAP income. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0010

SNAP Longitudinal Data Project Q&As

The attached set of questions and answers addresses inquiries received regarding the SNAP LDP, authorized by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill.