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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT in Schools

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0095

What is Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)?

Electronic Benefits Transfer is an electronic system that allows a SNAP participant to pay for food using SNAP benefits. When a participant shops at a SNAP authorized retail store, their SNAP EBT account is debited to reimburse the store for food that was purchased. EBT is in use in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0093

Pandemic EBT – State Plans for 2021-22

This document provides information to states to assist in the development of state plans to operate Pandemic EBT for school children and children in child care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0118

EBT - Separation of Duties

This memo clarifies the requirement regarding the separation of issuance functions and when state agencies may implement exceptions.

SNAP 2020-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0071

Use of Electronic Benefit Transfer Data as Evidence of an Intentional Program Violation in SNAP

FNS is issuing this memorandum on the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer transaction data as evidence of an intentional program violation.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0035

EBT CVB at WIC-Authorized Farmers and Farmers’ Markets

This memo transmits the requirements for a state agency seeking to implement EBT/CVB at WIC-authorized Farmers and Farmers' Markets.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2019-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0100

State Agency Compliance with Split Tender Implementation Requirements

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide state agencies operating the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children with information regarding compliance with split tender transactions. 

WIC 2017-2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2015-0009

Universal MIS-EBT Interface Specification

This document standardizes the functional requirements for the Universal Interface between the WIC Management Information Systems and the WIC EBT system used in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0008

Offering to Sell WIC Foods, Benefits, and/or EBT Cards Publicly or Online

The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit guidance regarding the sale of, or intent to sell, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children foods, benefits and/or EBT cards verbally, in print or online through websites such as Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, etc.

WIC Policy Memo #2012-1