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Information Collection: SNAP Employment and Training Opportunities

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The final rule entitled Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was published on Jan. 5, 2021. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on March 16, 2021. This document announces approval of the ICR.

The final approved ICR for the final rule entitled Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program published on Jan. 5, 2021 (RIN 0584-AE68) has five parts. One part required a revision to an existing information collection (SNAP Employment and Training Program activity Report; OMB Control Number: 0584-0594; Expiration Date: July 31, 2023) in order to add three new data elements to the FNS-583. The other four parts of the information collection are new and do not have existing burden collections.

These new information collections pertain to providing all E&T participants with case management services, requiring state agencies to notify individuals with a provider determination, requiring state agencies to notify ABAWDs of the ABAWD work requirement, and to require state agencies to advise certain SNAP households of available employment and training services at the time of recertification. FNS sought a new OMB control number for the information collection associated with this rulemaking.

These changes are required by changes made by section 4005 of The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (PL 115-334) (the Act) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and are allowable under the authority granted to the Department to administer SNAP in section 4(c) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

04/09/2021