Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0094
Publication of the 2020-2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Income Eligibility Guidelines

This policy memorandum transmits the 2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Senior Farmers’ Market National Program (SFMNP).

SFMNP Policy Memo #2020-1
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0079
Clarifying Requirements for Compliance with Prisoner Verification System and Deceased Matching System Regulations

The purpose of this memo is to reiterate the importance of state compliance with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations at 7 CFR 272.13, Prisoner Verification System and 7 CFR 272.14, Deceased Matching System.

Resource | Training
FDPIR Household Certification Training Course

Welcome to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Household Certification Training course for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. FDPIR is a federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households living on Indian reservations, in designated areas near reservations, and in the State of Oklahoma. FNS developed the FDPIR Household Certification Training course to help Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) and state agency certification workers and their supervisors successfully administer the program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0045
SFMNP Income Eligibility Guidelines 2019-2020

This policy memorandum transmits the 2019-2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Senior Farmers’ Market National Program.

SFMNP 2019-1
Resource | Toolkits
SNAP Recertification Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to clarify the SNAP recertification process, including by identifying ambiguous areas in the regulations and specified areas of state flexibility.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0060
SNAP - Issues with Certification Materials Submission Instructions

This memo discusses SNAP applications and other documents being sent by clients to the USDA Office of Civil Rights instead of the appropriate state SNAP office. The memo outlines best practices states can use to make submission instructions clearer for clients.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0037
State Agency Requirements for Required and Missing Verification for Regular Initial Applications

FNS is issuing this policy memo in response to inquiries about how state agencies are required to inform households about required and missing verification and how this interacts with other Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements, including whether a state may close a case on the 30th day following application.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0016
Cases of Severely Delayed Certification due to State Agency Fault

This Food and Nutrition Service policy memo clarifies the process for calculating restored benefits in SNAP cases in which the application or recertification process of an eligible household has been delayed for more than one year due to state agency fault.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0039
SNAP Recertification Interview Scheduling Memo

This memorandum clarifies Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy regarding recertification interview scheduling.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0038
Revised Policy on Certification Periods for Zero Income Households

This memorandum provides revised policy guidance on certification periods pertaining to zero income households in FDPIR. FNS Handbook 501 provides that households who report zero income month after month must be asked as to how they sustain themselves and other household members.

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