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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 | FNS-GD-2015-0006

FY 2014 State Reporting of SNAP Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of OMB Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Our Oct. 31, 2013 subject memorandum pertained to A-133 audits of fiscal year 2013. This memorandum updates that document by providing parallel information on fiscal year 2014 audits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0071

SNAP - FY 2014 Cost of Living Adjustments and ARRA Sunset Impacts on Maximum Allotments for Alaska and Hawaii

This memorandum is a follow-up to the FNS memorandum dated Aug. 1, 2013, announcing the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Sunset (ARRA Sunset) Impact on Allotments.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0072

FY 2012 State Reporting of SNAP Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of OMB Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 .

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0052

SNAP - Revised Allotments for Hawaii for FY 2013

FNS is adjusting the State of Hawaii's maximum and minimum SNAP allotments for fiscal year 2013, due to recent updates in the state's Thrifty Food Plan.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0052

FY 2011 Reporting Expenditures of SNAP Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 .

Resource | Research | SNAP Benefit Use

Benefit Redemption Patterns in the SNAP

This study identifies how spending patterns, such as the rate at which households spend their benefit, changed following the ARRA benefit increase and analyzes how spending patterns differed across household characteristics, time and states.

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics

Characteristics of SNAP Households: FY 2009

This report describes the characteristics of SNAP households and participants nationwide in fiscal year 2010 (October 2009 through September 2010). It also presents an overview of SNAP eligibility requirements and benefit levels in fiscal year 2010. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0020

Tracking and Notification Requirements for TEFAP Foods for Audit Purposes

This policy memorandum clarifies the audit-related tracking and notification requirements for TEFAP state agencies and Eligible Recipient Agencies that further distribute or pass-through TEFAP food or funds to ERAs and are subject to audit requirements under 7 CFR Part 3052.

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Resource | Policy Memos

TEFAP Reporting Requirements Under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

The purpose of this memorandum is to remind Entities that the third ARRA reporting period begins on April 1, 2010, to update and summarize certain guidance that Entities must use when reporting TEFAP ARRA data.