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Resource | Notices

Comment Request - SNAP Mobile Payment Pilots

FNS seeks comments on its plans to study the use of mobile payment technology for accessing SNAP benefits through smart phones, tablets, and other personal mobile devices in place of EBT cards.

Resource | Notices

Information Collection: Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer

This is a revision of a currently approved information collection for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer for the reporting burden associated with administering P-EBT.

Resource | Final Rule

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

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

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - SNAP Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers

 This information collection package consists of five components of state agency reporting and/or recordkeeping: a budget projection statement, a program activity report, state plans of operation updates, waiver requests and other plans and submissions such as advance planning documents for information systems and for electronic benefit transfer systems.

Resource | Final Rule

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 SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer 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

FNS is interested in identifying ways to stimulate increased competition in the Electronic Benefit Transfer 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 is adopting as a final rule, without change, a direct final rule that made changes to SNAP regulations to account for the replacement of the paper coupon issuance system with the Electronic Benefits Transfer system as the nationwide method of distributing benefits to program participants.