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

Last Published: 08/29/2017

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 homebound elderly and disabled persons.

Type: 
Proposed Rule
RIN: 
0584-AE40
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Comment Period End Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2015