Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: SNAP Photo Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Implementation Requirements

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is updating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or "Program'') regulations to set implementation parameters, prerequisites and operational standards required of State agencies that intend to implement the photo Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card option provided under Section 7(h)(9) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 ("the Act'').

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: SNAP Photo Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Implementation Requirements

Under Section 7(h)(9) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended (the Act), States have the option to require that a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card contains a photo of one or more household members.

Resource | Direct Final Rule
Direct Final Rule: SNAP Issuance Regulation Update and Reorganization To Reflect the End of Coupon Issuance Systems

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is adopting as a final rule, without change, a direct final rule that made changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations to account for the replacement of the paper coupon issuance system with the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system as the nationwide method of distributing benefits to program participants.

Resource | Direct Final Rule
Direct Final Rule: SNAP Issuance Regulation Update and Reorganization To Reflect the End of Coupon Issuance Systems

This direct final rule updates and reorganizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to replace paper coupon issuance system with the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system as the nationwide method of distributing benefits to program recipients.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Reauthorization -EBT and Retail Food Stores Provisions of the Food Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2002

This final rule revises Food Stamp Program regulations pertaining to the standards for approval of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) systems, the participation of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns, and the State agency liabilities and Federal sanctions.

Resource | Final Rule
Interim and Final Rule: FSP Regulatory Review - Standards for Approval and Operation of Food Stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Systems

This action provides interim and final rulemaking for a proposed rule. It revises Food Stamp Program rules affecting the standards for approval and operation of Food Stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer systems.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Food Stamp Program Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Systems Interoperability and Portability

This rule finalizes revisions to the Food Stamp Program regulations to ensure that recipients can use their electronic food stamp benefits across state borders.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Reauthorization - Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and Retail Food Stores Provisions of the Food Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2002

This action proposes to revise Food Stamp Program regulations pertaining to the standards for approval of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) systems, the participation of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns, and the State agency liabilities and federal sanctions.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Regulatory Review: Standards for Approval and Operation of Food Stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Systems

This proposed rule will increase State agency flexibility in administering the program and maximize the advantages afforded by the technology.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Regulatory Review - EBT Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

This rule implements the EBT provisions found in Section 825 of PRWORA which are meant to encourage implementation of EBT systems to replace food stamp coupons.