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Questions and Answers: FY 2019 Homeless Shelter Deduction Memo

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DATE: March 12, 2019
SUBJECT: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 - Section 4004 - Information Memorandum
TO: Regional Administrators
Food and Nutrition Service

The attached questions and answers provide policy clarifications to address state agency concerns regarding the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Feb. 8, 2019, Information Memorandum which discussed Section 4004 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Act).

FNS is releasing this memorandum as formal guidance for use by regional offices and state agencies as they implement the provisions of Section 4004. We are committed to providing ongoing technical assistance to states on issues related to the requirements of the Act. This memorandum comprises part of a series of implementation questions and answers and FNS anticipates additional question and answer documents will be forthcoming.

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.

Lizbeth Silbermann
Program Development Division


Page updated: January 20, 2022

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.