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Comment Request - SNAP State Agency Options

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The collections covered under OMB Number 0584-0496 address information and burden estimates associated with the following State Agency Options: Establishing and reviewing standard utility allowances and establishing methodology for offsetting cost of producing self-employment income.

This notice revises the State Agency Options information collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to reflect changes in the number of states that have implemented the options herein and the change in burden since the previous revision. Federal regulations implementing SNAP application and certification procedures are contained in parts 271, 272 and 273 of title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The regulations addressing state agency options specified in this collection are contained in 7 CFR 273.

Using FNS-388 and 388A, (approved under OMB# 0584-0594 expiration date 6/30/2019), states send aggregate level data on participation, benefits issued, and other basic program information to FNS using the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS) via this Web site: These FNS approved forms are used as supplemental data only and this collection is not seeking any additional burden hours for the use of these forms.

Since the last renewal, there have been changes in the number of states that implement the options in this collection. This collection revises the number of state agencies that have implemented the options herein as well as the burden associated with the collection.

Page updated: May 28, 2021