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Request to Provide Emergency Allotments to SNAP Households

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DATE:March 20, 2020
SUBJECT:Request to Provide Emergency Allotments (Supplements) to SNAP Households
TO:SNAP State Agencies

The attached is guidance to states in implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, which provides for the issuance of emergency allotments (supplements) based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

Please be advised that the contents of this 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.

Jessica Shahin
Associate Administrator
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


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