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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. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0112

CACFP Flexibilities During COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions

This memorandum outlines the existing flexibilities available to all CACFP operators experiencing supply chain disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and encourages state agency and sponsoring organization discretion when monitoring for compliance with meal pattern requirements.

CACFP 02-2022
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0114

Rescinding Section of Sept. 13, 2018 Memo "Innovation and Evaluation in SNAP Demonstration Projects"

This memo rescinds the "innovative component" requirements of the Sept. 13, 2018, "Innovation and Evaluation in SNAP Demonstration Projects" memo.

Resource | Policy Memos

SNAP - Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents Percentage Exemption Totals for FY 22

FNS has estimated the number of new discretionary exemptions each state has earned for FY 2022. States that operated under a statewide waiver of the ABAWD time limit did not earn any new exemptions.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0067

Work Requirement Policy Resources

Here are some resources to find out more about SNAP ABAWDs and related information. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0111

SP21-2021: Questions and Answers for Child Nutrition Program Reporting in School Year 2021-2022

This memorandum contains questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state and local agencies on child nutrition administrative reporting requirements in school year 2021-22. Topics covered include reporting of NSLP Seamless Summer Option meals and snacks reimbursed at the SFSP payment rates, as well as other COVID-19 related reporting issues.

SP21-2021