Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP 01-2019
Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for State agencies and Program operators on the status of nationwide waivers of statutory and regulatory requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

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FY19 Homeless Shelter Deduction Memo

On Dec. 20, 2018, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was reauthorized as part of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Act) (P.L. 115-334). This information memorandum describes the provisions of Section 4004 of the Act, which is self-executing. An information memorandum outlining the remaining SNAP provisions will follow shortly. Regulations reflecting revisions to SNAP made by the Act will be published as soon as possible.

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Innovation and Evaluation in SNAP Demonstration Projects

To ensure all demonstration projects continue to meet the requirements of the FNA, FNS is undertaking a thoughtful review of active demonstration projects to determine which show potential as program improvements, which necessitate additional innovation or evaluation, and which should be phased-out because they are no longer necessary, do not meet the requirements of the FNA, or do not align with current program goals. This memorandum outlines the approach FNS will begin to take to work with State agencies as they request approval for new demonstration projects or renewal of existing projects, to ensure all active demonstration projects are testing innovative approaches with appropriate evaluations. As part of this effort, FNS will also make strides to move proven concepts from demonstration projects into the regular program through the appropriate policy channel.

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Clarifications on Work Requirements, ABAWDs, and E&T

The Office of lnspector General's (OIG) 2016 Audit Report, Food and Nutrition Service Controls over Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD), recommended that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) perform analysis to identify problematic areas for states in terms of ABAWD policy and then provide states with additional best practices to address those areas. FNS has performed the recommended analysis and has determined that states and other stakeholders would benefit most from additional guidance in two general areas: ABAWD policy's interaction with other SNAP work-related policies and "tracking" participation for ABAWDs.

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Requirements for Informing Households of ABAWD Rules

Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended (the Act), limits the time able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to 3 months in any 36-month period, unless the individual meets the ABAWD work requirement or is otherwise exempt. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has recently received questions about the State agency’s responsibility to inform SNAP households about the ABAWD time limit and work requirement.

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SNAP Applications and the Affordable Care Act

As States implement application and process changes for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), States look to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for technical assistance on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application issues and policy compatibility. This memorandum provides Regional Offices with guidance as they work with States to ensure that online and paper SNAP applications meet Federal requirements and are user-friendly, understandable and effective.

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Implementing a Mini–Simplified Food Stamp Program to Replace Food Stamp Work Requirements with TANF Work Requirements

Attached for immediate distribution to your respective State agencies are questions and answers on implementing a mini–Simplified Food Stamp Program (mini–SFSP) to replace Food Stamp Program (FSP) work requirements with those under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.

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SNAP - Statewide Able Bodied Adults Without Dependent (ABAWD) Waivers Effective Immediately for Eligible States

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA suspends restrictions on Able Bodied Adults Without Dependent (ABAWD) participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as of April 1, 2009 continuing through Sept. 30, 2010, unless State agencies choose to impose specific work requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP11-2007
Accommodations for Non-Traditional Program Operators

In response to the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 directive to examine the feasibility of reducing Program paperwork and recordkeeping requirements, FNS convened a paperwork reduction work group of CACFP stakeholders.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2007-2
State Agency Model (SAM) Systems Transfers

This policy memorandum outlines the requirements for the revised WIC Advance Planning Document (APD) process and provides additional guidance to State agencies that are interested in the transfer of a SAM system.