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Q&As on SNAP E&T Provisions of the Farm Bill

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DATE:May 17, 2019
SUBJECT:Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Section 4005 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 - Questions and Answers
TO:Regional Administrators
Food and Nutrition Service
All Regions

The attached Questions and Answers are in response to changes made by Section 4005 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Act) (PL 115-334), enacted on Dec. 20, 2018, to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training program and certain Able-bodied Adults without Dependents work policies. Please forward the attached memorandum to your state commissioners.

State agencies should make use of these Questions and Answers, as well as the Informational Memorandum on Section 4005 of the Act issued on March 6, 2019, in developing their approach to implementing the required changes to their SNAP programs. Please keep us advised of any challenges faced by states in implementing these changes.

Moira Johnston
Office of Employment and Training


Page updated: December 21, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.