|DATE:||April 30, 2018|
|MEMO CODE:||SFMNP Policy Memorandum #2018-1|
|SUBJECT:||Publication of the 2018-2019 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Income Eligibility Guidelines|
Special Nutrition Programs
|SFMNP State Agency Directors
All State Agencies
This policy memorandum transmits the 2018-2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the SFMNP, as FNS is required to announce the income poverty guidelines annually.
Income eligibility for the SFMNP is determined using income standards as prescribed under 7 CFR Section 249.6(a)(3) of the SFMNP regulations. The income limit is 185 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines, as adjusted. Guidelines are revised annually to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. The annual revision for 2018 was published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at 83 FR 2642, on Jan. 18, 2018.
SFMNP state agencies may implement the new IEGs concurrently with the implementation of IEGs under the Medicaid and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). State agencies that do not coordinate implementation with the Medicaid or CSFP programs, must implement the revised SFMNP income eligibility guidelines no later than July 1, 2018.
A supplemental chart is also attached for SFMNP state agencies to use in determining the annual, monthly, twice-monthly, biweekly and weekly income limits. There is also a chart for families greater than eight.
Supplemental Food Programs Division