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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0119

SNAP Extension of COVID-19 Administrative Flexibilities: January 2022 and Beyond

Provides information on how states can request to implement or extend certain COVID-19 administrative flexibilities beginning on Jan. 1, 2022.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0118

SNAP Employment & Training Subsidized Work-Based Learning Activities

This policy memo provides guidance on implementing subsidized wages in work-based learned activities in SNAP E&T.

Resource | Policy Memos

Updates to the Federal Micro-Purchase Threshold in 2 CFR 200.320(a)(1)

This memorandum notifies state agencies and child nutrition program operators of the changes made by OMB to the federal informal procurement method, micro-purchases and the micro-purchase threshold.

SP 02-2022, CACFP 03-2022; SFSP 01-2022
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT in Schools

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Policy Memos

DHS Letter - Update to Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility Letter

This letter is an update to the April 12, 2021 letter that USCIS issued concerning public charge and how it interacts with the food assistance programs, including SNAP.

Resource | Policy Memos

Nationwide Waivers of Child Nutrition Monitoring

FNS has used its authority under FFRCA to waive certain onsite monitoring requirements for the school meals programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program, so that programs can to maintain program integrity and support social distancing while providing meals. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0116

SNAP: Recipient Claims Administration Challenges as a Result of Responding to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This memorandum is in response to SNAP state agencies’ requests for guidance on existing regulatory flexibilities at 7 CFR 273.18 to help mitigate challenges in administering recipient claims resulting during the COVID 19 crisis. States are strongly encouraged to consider the regulatory flexibilities outlined in this memo to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program administration.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0115

COVID Vaccines for Children and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Encourages states to use non-SNAP funding to support all of government messages for COVID vaccines for children aged 5 to 11.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0113

CSFP: Updated Guidance on Temporary Food Package Issuance

This memorandum provides an update to the temporary issuance of Commodity Supplemental Food Program food packages with less vegetables due to issues with vendors' ability to supply canned vegetables.