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Final Rule: Employment and Training Opportunities in SNAP – Questions and Answers

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EO Guidance Document #
FNS-GD-2021-0031
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Policy Memos
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DATE: March 26, 2021
SUBJECT: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Final Rule: Employment and Training Opportunities in SNAP – Questions and Answers
TO: All SNAP State Agencies
All Regions

On Jan. 5, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (RIN 0584-AE68). Many of the provisions in the rule implement changes made by section 4005 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Act) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) pertaining to the Employment and Training (E&T) program and aspects of the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

The enclosed Questions and Answers provide information on the recently published rule. As many provisions of the rule are already implemented, this document focuses on provisions that are significantly impacted by the final rule-making.

State agencies with questions should contact their respective regional office representatives.

Moira Johnston
Director
Office of Employment and Training

 

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Page updated: January 09, 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.