Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Automated Data Processing and Information Retrieval System Requirements: System Testing

The primary purpose of the rule was to strengthen the requirements for adequate testing and pilot before rolling out a new management information system or major system changes. The rule also made changes to the SNAP regulations to provide clarifications and revisions since the last update which occurred in 1996.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - SNAP Quality Control Regulations
Resource | Policy Memos
APD Costs Incurred by State Agencies Other Than Social Services Agencies

FNS has become aware of a growing trend in states to consolidate or centralize some or all of the state's IT services across departmental lines. Because these organizational changes can have unintended consequences for our Food Stamp and WIC state agencies, we think it prudent to remind states of FNS requirements regarding such arrangements.

Resource | Policy Memos
WIC Program Advanced Planning Document (APD) Policy Changes

The purpose of the memorandum is to set forth policy in the APD process for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program). These policy changes and/or clarifications should lessen the burden of the current WIC APD process, and are effective immediately.

Resource | Policy Memos | WIC 2007-2
State Agency Model (SAM) Systems Transfers

This policy memorandum outlines the requirements for the revised WIC Advance Planning Document (APD) process and provides additional guidance to state agencies that are interested in the transfer of a SAM system.

Resource | Policy Memos
WIC EBT Approaches Funding

This memorandum presents FNS' position on Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system development approaches and funding support.