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PDF Icon FY23 Approval Letter (235.72 KB)
DATE: Dec. 16, 2022
TO: Alberto Fradera Vazquez
Administrator
Administration for the Socio-Economic Development of the Family Department of the Family
PO Box 8000
San Juan, PR 00910-0800

Dear Administrator Fradera:

We are writing to inform you of the status of the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP), State Plan of Operations (SPO), for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. On Oct. 3, 2022, my office provided a partial approval for the FY 2023 NAP SPO and provided funding through Dec. 31, 2022.

We have now completed our comprehensive review of the FY 2023 NAP SPO and the revised budget your agency submitted. We do have concerns regarding some personnel costs, but we will address this issue during reviews that are scheduled this year. I am glad to inform you that we are approving this Plan. The total amount of the FY 2023 NAP grant is $2,815,630,000 ($2,776,632,642 benefits, $38,997,358 admin).

We appreciate you and your agency’s efforts to ensure that vulnerable populations in Puerto Rico are able to access this vital nutrition assistance program. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me at david.gagliardi@usda.gov or 609-475-5337.

David Gagliardi
SNAP Director
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Mid-Atlantic Region

Updated: 12/28/2022