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'').

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Final Rule: WIC Implementation of Electronic Benefit Transfer-Related Provisions

This final rule considers public comments submitted in response to the proposed rule published Feb. 28, 2013 and implements the provisions set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 related to electronic benefit transfer (EBT) for the WIC Program.

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 | Notices
Request for Information: SNAP and WIC Seeking Input Regarding Procurement and Implementation of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Services

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is interested in identifying ways to stimulate increased competition in the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) marketplace and identify procurement or systems features that are barriers to new entrants.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: WIC Implementation of the EBT-Related Provisions of PL 111-296

This proposed rule would revise regulations governing the WIC Program, incorporating the provisions set forth in the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) related to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) for the WIC Program.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: WIC Implementation of Nondiscretionary, Non-Electronic Benefits Transfer-Related Provisions

This final rule incorporates into the regulations governing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) several changes set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFK Act).

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
Food Stamp Program, Reauthorization: Electronic Benefit Transfer (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 | Direct Final Rule
Food Stamp Program, 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.