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Final Rule: SNAP Civil Rights Protections for SNAP Households

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Final Rule

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is amending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations that secure civil rights protections for SNAP households and applicants. The nondiscretionary change complies with an amendment made to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 which specifically enumerates four statutory protections that must be complied with by state agencies in administering SNAP. This nondiscretionary change to the regulations is not expected to have an implementation impact on SNAP state agencies, as they have been subject to such statutes for several years.

Page updated: May 27, 2021