Major Changes Reporting Memo, Templates and Graphic
This memorandum provides additional implementation guidance regarding the final rule titled SNAP Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluations (“Major Changes Rule”) published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19, 2016.
As a reminder, the Major Changes Rule went into effect on March 21, 2016, and State agencies must now be in compliance with its provisions. Changes to the definitions of project areas that impact the requirements for State Management Evaluations (“MEs”) are effective Oct. 1, 2016.
Like the Jan. 19, 2016, and Feb. 11, 2016, memoranda, this guidance is to assist State agencies as they implement provisions of the Major Changes Rule, and provides a list of questions and answers. Also included with this memorandum is a reissued copy of the Major Changes Notification Template (“Notification Template”) and the Major Changes Quarterly Reporting Template (“Reporting Template”), along with instructions for completing each.
For a complete list of guidance and memos related to this rule please see http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/fr-011916.