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Resource | Regulations SNAP Rule Waivers

Welcome to the new SNAP Certification Policy Waiver Database. This waiver database was designed to help users find the information they need quickly in a friendly format. SNAP regulations provide that waivers may be approved under certain conditions, including when approval of a waiver would result in a more effective and efficient administration of the program. 

Resource | Regulations Standard Utility Allowances

States annually update Standard Utility Allowances (SUAs) to reflect changes in utility costs. When determining a household’s eligibility, states consider a household’s total shelter costs, including the cost of utilities. Since actual utility costs are often hard to determine, states can use SUAs, which are standard amounts that represent low-income household utility costs in the state or local area. SUAs may be used in lieu of the household's actual costs when determining eligibility and benefit amount.

Resource | Regulations Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Information

We adjust SNAP maximum allotments, deductions, and income eligibility standards at the beginning of each federal fiscal year. 

Resource | Regulations Video de recetas “Mira y cocina” de Descubre MiPlato con descripción de audio

Demostración del ensamblaje y el plato terminado de las cinco recetas "Mira y cocina" que se encuentran en el recurso de "Descubre MiPlato:  educación nutricional para el jardín de niños" del USDA, Team Nutrition.

Resource | Regulations Discover MyPlate “Look and Cook” Recipes Video, with Audio Description

Demonstration of the assembly and finished product of all five “Look and Cook” recipes found within USDA Team Nutrition’s “Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten” resource. 

Resource | Regulations | FNS-GD-2019-0083 Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy

This Departmental Regulation establishes the USDA's policy for ensuring positive and continuing notification of its equal opportunity policy to the public and USDA employees.

Resource | Regulations PART 248—WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

This part announces regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

Resource | Regulations PART 246—Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

This part announces regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The Child Nutrition Act of 1966 states in part that the Congress finds that substantial numbers of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and young children from families with inadequate income are at special risk with respect to their physical and mental health by reason of inadequate nutrition or health care, or both.

Resource | Regulations PART 276—SNAP State Agency Liabilities and Federal Sanctions

State agencies shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining secure control over coupons and cash for which the regulations designate them accountable. Except as otherwise provided in these regulations, any shortages or losses of coupons and cash shall strictly be a state agency liability and the state agency shall pay to FNS, upon demand, the amount of the lost or stolen coupons or cash, regardless of the circumstances.

Resource | Regulations PART 275—SNAP Performance Reporting System

Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, each state agency is responsible for the administration of SNAP in accordance with the Act, Regulations, and the state agency's plan of operation. To fulfill the requirements of the Act, each state agency shall have a system for monitoring and improving its administration of the program. 

Page updated: October 14, 2021