In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection for the Assessing Equity in Work Requirements and SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] Employment & Training study. This is a new information collection request. This study informs the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) about feasible options for assessing and monitoring equity in the administration of SNAP work requirements and SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) services.
Dates & Addresses
Written comments must be received on or before Nov. 6, 2023.
Comments may be sent to:
- Kristen Corey, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314
- Comments may also be submitted via email to Kristen.Corey@usda.gov
- Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically.
FNS is conducting this study to identify data available from SNAP state agencies, their E&T provider partners, and other sources that can be used to develop measures to assess equity in the administration of SNAP work requirements and E&T services. The developed measures can be used to determine how and whether states are providing equitable access to SNAP through the administration of work requirements, achieving equitable participation in education and training opportunities through the SNAP E&T program, and adopting program option and discretionary policies and procedures that influence disparities. FNS has identified four objectives for this study:
- Identify areas in the administration of work requirements in SNAP and in SNAP E&T program administration and access where equity issues could occur.
- Identify and describe the data that could be used to assess access and outcomes in the areas identified in Objective 1.
- Describe how state agencies address equity in administering work requirements in their SNAP and SNAP E&T programs.
- Develop recommendations on how FNS should assess and measure equity in the administration of work requirements in SNAP and in SNAP E&T program administration and access.