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Proposed Rule: SNAP Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Purchasing and Delivery Services for the Elderly and Disabled

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This rule proposes to revise program regulations to implement changes made by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the "2014 Farm Bill"), which amends the definition of "retail food store" in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the FNA) to include governmental or private nonprofit food purchasing and delivery services (P&D Services) that purchase and deliver food to households in which the head of household is an individual who is unable to shop for food, and who is 60 years of age or older, or physically or mentally handicapped or otherwise disabled. Expansion of the definition of "retail food store" to allow P&D Services to become authorized Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailers is expected to increase accessibility to the program for home-bound elderly and disabled persons.

07/15/2015