Child Tax Credit and SNAP
FNS reminds state agencies to consider opportunities to promote the Child Tax Credits to low-income families.
Taking Action to Build Food-Safe Schools
Each Action Sheet addresses a specific area of food safety by providing you with background information, action steps that will help you build your framework, and resources for the in-depth information you will need to develop or strengthen that area.
2022 Commissioners Letter on New DHS Public Charge Final Rule
DUSEC letter to Commissioners on the new DHS rule on public charge (2022)
Pandemic EBT - Updated Guidance on Virtual Schools
FNS is updating its guidance to states on P-EBT eligibility for children who enrolled in non-NSLP-participating fully virtual institutions or began homeschooling since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Pandemic EBT - State Plans for 2022-2023
USDA’s FNS is releasing new Pandemic EBT guidance to states for school year 2022-23.
Monthly Cash-Value Voucher/Benefit for FY 2023 Fruit and Vegetable Purchases
This memorandum provides state agencies with guidance for issuing the monthly Cash-Value Voucher/Benefit (CVV/B) for fruit and vegetable purchases to participants in WIC for FY 2023.
E&T State Plan Handbook
The SNAP E&T Plan Handbook provides guidance to state agencies administering and operating the SNAP E&T program on how to prepare and submit their annual plan to FNS for approval.
WIC Technology for a Better WIC Experience – Communications, Data, and Metrics Grant – Notice of Funding Availability
As part of the WIC innovation and modernization efforts to be funded under ARPA, FNS will provide non-competitive grants to WIC state agencies for planning and implementation of technology enhancements that improve the WIC participant experience, as evidenced by increasing participant enrollment, reducing unnecessary administrative burden for both participants and administrators, and retaining eligible participants while improving equity.
Online Purchasing for Retailers – Technical Questions and Answers
All retailers, including internet retailers, must abide by the FNS retailer stocking requirements in order to be authorized. In addition, SNAP-eligible retailers who want to add online shopping to their ecommerce platform must meet online purchasing requirements. If you have additional questions, please see the following technical assistance questions and answers.
WIC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 are eligible. They must meet income guidelines, a state residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at "nutritional risk" by a health professional.