|DATE:||December 18, 2014|
|SUBJECT:||Questions & Answers Concerning Section 4018 of the Agricultural Act of 2014: Prohibiting Government-Sponsored Recruitment Activities.|
|TO:||All Regional Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The attached questions and answers are intended to address state agency concerns about the effects of the Agricultural Act of 2014 on outreach in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is releasing this memorandum as formal guidance for use by FNS regional offices, state agencies, and community partners. FNS is committed to providing ongoing technical assistance to states on issues of SNAP policy, compliance, and compatibility in relation to the new requirements of the Agricultural Act of 2014, and encourages states to continue to contact their regional counterparts with questions.
This memorandum comprises part of a series of questions and answers on the Agricultural Act of 2014. FNS anticipates that additional question and answer documents will be forthcoming.
Program Development Division