Resource | Policy Memos
Under Secretary Summary of State Options

A letter about the summary of state options to urge full consideration of food stamp policy options, which can improve customer service and streamline program administration.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Civil Rights Data Collection

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing to revise Food Stamp Program (FSP) regulations that cover the collection and reporting of racial/ethnic data by State agencies on persons receiving benefits from the FSP. The proposed changes are to comply with new racial/ethnic data collection standards issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) while also providing regulatory flexibility and reform for this area of the program regulations.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Administrative Review Requirements-Food Retailers and Wholesalers

This action will revise Food Stamp Program regulations affecting the administrative review process available to retail and wholesale firms participating in the Food Stamp Program. It proposes to streamline and make technical corrections to this process by amending portions of current regulations. The changes will eliminate repetitious, outdated and unnecessary provisions without taking away a firm’s right to an administrative review. This rule also proposes to make technical corrections.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Work Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and Food Stamp Provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

This rule finalizes food stamp provisions to enhance State flexibility in exempting portions of a State agency's caseload from the food stamp time limit and to increase significantly the funding available to create work opportunities for recipients who are subject to the time limit, as well as finalizing significant changes to current work rules. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Improving Program Access to Working Families

Improving Program Access to Working Families