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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

D-SNAP Resources for State Agencies and Partners

The following documents are located in the Disaster SNAP Guidance and D-SNAP Toolkit, but have been separated out for convenient access as they are among the most frequently used tools by states during D-SNAP planning, operations, and reporting.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0093

SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance

USDA has issued guidance to states in implementing FFCRA of 2020 which provides for the issuance of emergency allotments based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of HHS under the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

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About CNPP

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion was created in 1994 to improve the health of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.

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 | Policy Memos

SNAP – Emergency Allotments

As long as there is a national Public Health Emergency in place and the state has a state-level emergency declaration in place, states may opt to continue to provide monthly emergency allotments to their caseload. States have the option to provide a one-month EA issuance phase-out following the end of their state emergency declaration.

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SNAP Special Rules for the Elderly or Disabled

To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits.

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SNAP Eligibility

To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits, which are described on this page. SNAP income and resource limits are updated annually.

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State/Local Agency

FNS works with state agencies to ensure eligible individuals and households can make informed decisions about applying for the program and access nutrition assistance benefits. FNS also provides technical assistance as needed.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0087

SNAP – Fiscal Year 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the federal FY 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to the SNAP maximum allotments for the 48 contiguous states and D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2021.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0083

TEFAP: Allocation of Supplemental Food and Administrative Funds from Division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

This memorandum provides information on the TEFAP allocation of supplemental food and administrative funds from Division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.