Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0029
Promising Practices

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is compiling promising practices to assist states, local agencies, community and faith-based organizations, and others to share their best ideas.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Letter of Acknowledgement from State or Local Food Stamp Office

Letter of Acknowledgement from State or Local Food Stamp Office

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0070
SNAP – Updated Federal Trafficking Definition

In February, 2013, FNS published final regulations revising the definition of trafficking. It subsequently came to our attention that some states were not clear that upon its effective date, federal law takes precedence and states were expected to implement the new federal trafficking definition.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0031
Special Negatives Review

On June 11, 2010, FNS published in final the rule entitled "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Quality Control Provisions of Title IV of PL 107-171". The attached form guides states through the negative action quality control review.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0071
SNAP - FY 2014 Cost-of-Living Adjustments and ARRA Sunset Impacts on Maximum Allotments for Alaska and Hawaii

SNAP-Fiscal Year 2014 Cost-of-Living Adjustments and ARRA Sunset Impacts on Maximum Allotments for Alaska and Hawaii

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2013-0077
SNAP: Healthy Incentives Pilot Roundtable Questions

-- Pilot Questions:  Features to Promote Healthy Food Choices   
-- Pilot Questions: Evaluation Features
-- Pilot Questions:  System Features

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Template for Food Bank MOA

Template for Food Bank Memorandum of Agreement

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) Early Implementation Report

The Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) is being evaluated using a rigorous research design. The overall goal of the evaluation is to assess the impact of HIP on participants’ intake of fruits and vegetables. The Early Implementation Report addresses the processes involved in implementing and operating HIP, focusing on the early implementation period, from pilot inception to March 2012. The Early Implementation Report is descriptive in nature, detailing how HIP works, what was required to overlay HIP on normal SNAP operations, and the key successes and challenges.

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) Interim Report

The Healthy Incentive Pilot (HIP) is being evaluated using a rigorous research design. Of the SNAP households in Hampden County, 7,500 were randomly assigned to the HIP group and the remaining households to the non-HIP group. The overall goal of the evaluation is to assess the impact of HIP on participants’ intake of fruits and vegetables. The Interim report provides early estimates of fruit and vegetable consumption among participants and other early pilot impacts four to six months after implementation. This report is based on participant surveys conducted just before and 4 to 6 months after implementation. The surveys include 24-hour dietary recalls in addition to information about attitudes and preferences for fruits and vegetables and shopping patterns. Analyses of participant spending and incentive earnings are presented based on EBT transactions data for the first 6 months of the pilot.