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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for New Jersey Disaster Areas

Low-income New Jersey residents in seven counties (Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset and Union) recovering from Hurricane Ida could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

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USDA Funding Enhances Nutrition Assistance Program in CNMI

FNS and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the CNMI Nutrition Assistance Program. The signing releases a $30 million grant for the Nutrition Assistance Program, with funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan.

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for California Disaster Areas

Low-income California residents in six counties (Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Tehama and Trinity) recovering from the wildfires that began on July 20 could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), announced today by the U.S Department of Agriculture.

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USDA Takes Action Against Philadelphia SNAP Retailers for Rules Violations

FNS announced it has taken action against 28 Philadelphia retailers suspected of violating USDA rules for accepting SNAP benefits. Two stores are charged with trafficking based on an undercover investigation, 15 are charged with trafficking based on a data analysis investigation, and 11 are charged with selling ineligible items on an undercover investigation, which could lead to a six-month disqualification if FNS findings are upheld. 

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FNS Invests Nearly $53 Million in SNAP Administration, Program Integrity

FNS awarded nearly $53 million across eight grant programs to state and local agencies and partners to enhance the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. These grants, released throughout August and September 2021, will help ensure program operators and partners have the resources, support, and capacity to deliver SNAP benefits efficiently and effectively.

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for North Carolina Disaster Areas

Low-income North Carolina residents in three counties (Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania) recovering from Tropical Storm Fred could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), announced today by the USDA.

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FACT SHEET: USDA Provides Broad Support to Ensure School Meal Programs Succeed

USDA today announced assistance to help schools respond to supply chain disruptions, as part of a comprehensive set of investments to address challenges in American agriculture today. This is the latest example of the ongoing support USDA is providing schools and states as they to adapt to the ever-changing pandemic situation while working to ensure children receive nutritious school meals.

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Tennessee Disaster Areas

USDA announced today that eligible Tennessee residents in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties recovering from severe storms and flooding that began on Aug. 21, 2021 could be qualified to receive help from the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).