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Q&As Concerning Section 4018 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Prohibiting Gov Sponsored Recruitment Activities

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DATE:May 5, 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.

Lizbeth Silbermann
Program Development Division

Page updated: February 06, 2024

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.