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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 | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0012

Summer Food Service Program FAQs

Questions and answers regarding why the SFSP is important and how it operates.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Guia Para El Supervisor Del Sitio

Un adecuado funcionamiento del Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano (SFSP) por sus siglas en inglés para niños es el mayor deseo de todos los patrocinadores y el personal del sitio.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

SFSP Site Supervisor's Guide

A smoothly run site for the Summer Food Service Program for children is something that every sponsor and site staff hopes to achieve.

Resource | Guidance Documents

SFSP State Agency Monitor Guide

This guidance is designed to give you, as a monitor for a program sponsor, a working knowledge of the SFSP, and your duties and responsibilities as the sponsor's representative.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

SFSP Sponsor Monitor's Guide

This guidance is designed to give you, as a monitor for a program sponsor, a working knowledge of the SFSP and your duties and responsibilities as the sponsor’s representative.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0024

Revised Prototype Free and Reduced Price Application for SY 2017-2018

Attached to this memorandum, please find a revised edition of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals, with an accompanying instructions document. These materials may be adapted for direct use by state and local agencies, or as a reference for designing an effective application packet that meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Crediting Handbook for CACFP

The Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program reflects the updated CACFP meal pattern requirements, which became effective October 2017.

Resource | Policy

WIC Policy Memorandum #2023-5: Data Sharing to Improve Outreach and Streamline Certification in WIC

This policy memorandum provides guidance on data sharing activities that support targeted outreach and streamlined certification processes aimed at increasing WIC participation and retention. It expresses USDA FNS support of data sharing, provides an overview of data sharing relevant to WIC, summarizes WIC program guidance on sharing confidential WIC participant data, and lays the groundwork for future guidance and resources to help WIC state agencies expand outreach and streamline the
certification process.

WPM 2023-5
Resource | Policy Memos

Use of Virtual D-SNAP Operations Reminders and Updates

This memo reiterates and extends the guidance, “Use of Virtual Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) Operations in Remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and FY 2022,” issued on Aug. 2, 2021. This memo provides lessons learned and best practices for D-SNAP operations with virtual components.