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Resource | Policy Memos SNAP – Clarifications for Using information from Third Party Income Databases

This memorandum addresses confusion from the Aug. 21, 2019, memorandum Information from Third Party Payroll Sources, clarifying how information from third party payroll databases may be used for SNAP certification and quality control purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos SNAP Use of Information Received from Other Public Assistance Programs

This guidance clarifies how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may use information it receives from other public assistance programs that are part of the same state agency.

Resource | Policy Memos Implementation of Summer EBT in 2024 by WIC Indian Tribal Organizations

This memorandum provides information to assist Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) in preparing to implement Summer EBT.

SEBT 02-2023
Resource | Policy Memos Best Practices for Streamlining Applications for Year-Round Program Operations

This memorandum provides best practices for establishing a single application process for experienced program operators providing year-round meal services to at-risk children in low-income areas.

CACFP 08-2023, SFSP 10-2023
Resource | Policy Memos SNAP Provisions in the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023

On June 3, 2023, the President signed into law the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023. This memo describes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provisions of that Act.

Resource | Policy Memos Guidance for State Implementation of Summer EBT in 2024

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 authorized a permanent, nationwide Summer EBT program beginning in 2024. The Act requires FNS to promulgate interim regulations within a year of the Act’s enactment. Interim regulations are effective upon publication and FNS will accept comments on the interim rule to inform subsequent rulemakings. 

SEBT 01-2023
Resource | Policy Memos SNAP – Noticing Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents before Reinstating the Time Limit

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act suspended the time limit and work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) until July 1, 2023. This memorandum discusses requirements for state agencies related to notifying households about the ABAWD time limit and work requirement before ABAWDs become subject to the time limit again.

Resource | Policy Memos Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Allocation of Funds for FY 2024

This memorandum provides the total funding amount available to FNS to distribute to state agencies, which is $252.6 million for FY 2024. This includes $219.6 million in new funds available under Section 19 of the National School Lunch Act, which is the prior year base amount adjusted for inflation, and an additional $33 million in unexpired carryover funds from previous years.

SP 17-2023
Resource | Policy Memos Approved Levels of Meals for Vended Sites in the Summer Food Service Program

This memo provides guidance for establishing an approved level of meals, also known as “site caps”. This guidance is designed to assist state agencies with establishing the initial maximum and the maximum approved levels of meals of SFSP sites serving meals prepared by food service management companies, known as “vended sites.” This memo also provides guidance on seeking upward or downward adjustments of the site cap based upon information collected during site reviews by the sponsor and/or state agency.

Resource | Policy Memos Initial Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program

This guidance memo addresses sponsors’ monitoring requirements of its sites and food service operations in the SFSP. This guidance applies to sponsors’ management responsibilities of conducting initial site visits and full reviews of food service, including visits of non-congregate rural meal sites.

SFSP 10-2023
Page updated: October 14, 2021