Comment Request on Proposed Rule: Child Nutrition Programs - Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent with the 2020 DGAs
This rulemaking proposes long-term school nutrition standards based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, and feedback the USDA received from child nutrition program stakeholders during a robust stakeholder engagement campaign.
WIC Online Ordering and Transactions and Food Delivery Revisions to Meet the Needs of a Modern, Data-Driven Program
USDA proposes to remove barriers to online ordering and internet-based transactions in WIC through this rulemaking.
Comment Request: SNAP - Operating Guidelines, Forms, Waivers, and Annual State Report on Verification of SNAP Participation
This is a revision of a currently approved collection that consists of several components of state agency reporting and/or recordkeeping: State Plan of Operations, Puerto Rico Plan of Operations, Territory Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), a budget projection statement, a program activity report, waiver requests submitted via the Waiver Information Management System (WIMS), card skimming reporting, and other plans and submissions such as advance planning documents for information systems and for electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems.
Child Nutrition Programs: Community Eligibility Provision - Increasing Options for Schools
This rulemaking proposes to expand access to the Community Eligibility Provision by lowering the minimum identified student percentage participation threshold from 40 percent to 25 percent, which would give states and schools greater flexibility to choose to invest non-federal funds to offer no-cost meals to all enrolled students.
SNAP-Ed National Program Evaluation and Reporting System (N-PEARS)
The information contained in SNAP-Ed state plans and annual reports is used by FNS to determine whether SNAP-Ed program resources are being maximized, and whether state SNAP agencies have produced persuasive and data-driven needs evaluations.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda - Fall 2022
This agenda provides summary descriptions of significant and not significant regulations being developed in FNS.
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (2023-24)
USDA announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by state agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the WIC program. These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC regulations.
Comment Request: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Investigations (Card Replacement Revision)
FNS requires states agencies to issue a warning notice to withhold replacement electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards or a warning notice for excessive EBT card replacements for individual members of a SNAP household requesting four EBT cards in a 12-month period. These notices are being issued to educate SNAP recipients on use of the EBT card and to deter fraudulent activity.
Comment Request: Rapid Cycle Evaluation of Operational Improvements in SNAP E&T Programs
State agencies are required to operate a SNAP E&T program and have considerable flexibility to determine the services they offer and populations they serve. FNS seeks to ensure the quality of the services and activities offered through SNAP E&T programs by investing resources and providing technical assistance to help states build capacity, create more robust services, and increase engagement in their programs.
Comment Request: Servicing SNAP Applicants and Participants with Limited English Proficiency
The LEP study will provide FNS with actionable insights about how states and territories operate language access policies and requirements. The study will gather detailed data from all 53 state SNAP agencies via a web-based survey, the three territories that operate NAP via in-depth interviews, and will conduct case studies in four states. The study will provide FNS with a comprehensive summary of findings on policies and practices related to LEP access.