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SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation Grant Program
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:42 am
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USDA Clears Arizona to Test SNAP Fraud Prevention Improvement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cleared the state of Arizona to test a program aimed at limiting fraud and reducing illegal trafficking in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program electronic benefit (EBT) cards. The two-year waiver, granted by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), will allow the state to require direct contact with SNAP benefit recipients who request a replacement EBT card more than two times in a 12 month period.

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USDA Announces New Technology Grants to Combat SNAP Recipient Trafficking

Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced that up to $7.5 million in technology grants is available to combat recipient benefit abuse and trafficking in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The final date to apply for this funding, which was made possible by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (i.e., the “Farm Bill”), is July 18, 2015.

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USDA Helps States Improve Technology to Combat Trafficking of SNAP Benefits

Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced an award of over $9 million in technology grants to help selected state agencies combat benefit abuse and trafficking by participants in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Projects in Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Jersey were selected.