Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0032
Reimbursement of Intra-State Transportation Costs During Disasters

During a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, or during a situation of distress declared by a state or the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the state may find it necessary to transport USDA Foods from one area within the state to another in support of disaster feeding efforts.  These intra-state transportation costs will be reimbursed by FNS during a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, and reimbursed by FNS to the extent funds are available during situations of distress.  

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0024
Clarifications of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Questions and answers in response to issues raised by the states concerning SNAP provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0023
Exclusion of Retirement Accounts from Consideration as a Resource

A letter concerning retirement accounts excluded as a resource under the Food and Nutrition Act (the Act) of 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0081
SNAP - Excluding the Special $25 Weekly Unemployment Compensation Payment - Questions and Answers

This memorandum transmits the first set of Questions and Answers that the Program Development Division has received about excluding the special weekly $25 Unemployment Compensation payments.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0046
Verification Requirements and State Options

The following chart clarifies what verification requirements are mandatory at initial certification and describes the program flexibility within those requirements that may help reduce workload. The chart also lists the state options that may apply to each item of eligibility that could have workload impact.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP CFR Correction

The final rule entitled Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Vendor Cost Containment was published on October 8, 2009. The Office of Management and Budget cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on November 2, 2009. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0082
SNAP - 120-Day Quality Control (QC) Variance Exclusion for Section 8 of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

On Nov. 19, 2009, the Program Development Division issued guidance on how to implement Section 8 of that act requiring state agencies to exclude the $25 a week increased unemployment compensation payments from all calculation of resources and income.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0001
SNAP - ABAWD Statewide Waivers - New Criteria for Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits Trigger

The recently-enacted Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 (PL 110-449), which was signed into law on Nov. 21, 2008, modified the criteria used by DOL for the EB program for the duration of the legislation. As a result, some states qualify for the EB program based on the recently-revised criteria rather than the traditional criteria. The Department of Labor's Trigger Notice includes states that qualify under the traditional and new criteria.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0003
SNAP - Certification Policies to Support Workload Management

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is aware that state agencies are struggling to cope with mounting caseloads as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is responding to growing needs for food assistance. As state budgets become increasingly tight, few states are able to add staff to manage the greater demands. This memo is intended to review certification policies states may consider to support more efficient caseload management.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0036
SNAP - Guidance on Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 under the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (Section 602, Division F of PL 111-08) enacted on March 11,2009, extended Afghani Special Immigrant (SIV) eligibility for SNAP benefits from six months to eight months.