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Questions and Answers: Final Rule Implementation Memo for Lottery and Gambling Provisions

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SUBJECT: Q&As: Final Rule Implementation Memo for Lottery and Gambling Provisions
TO: All State Directors
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The attached questions and answers address the final rule implementation memo for lottery and gambling provisions. On April 15, 2019, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (84 FR 15083).

FNS received a number of questions regarding the implementation of the lottery and gambling provisions following the publication of the final rule. FNS may issue additional guidance, as needed, regarding the other provisions of this final rule.

Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 USC 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule as not a 'major rule,’ as defined by 5 USC 804(2).

Please contact your regional office with any questions and requests for technical assistance regarding these provisions. FNS regional offices should contact the Program Design Branch with any questions concerning this memorandum.

Sasha Gersten-Paal
Acting Director
Program Development Division


Page updated: April 18, 2023

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.