Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0060
SNAP - Issues with Certification Materials Submission Instructions

This memo discusses SNAP applications and other documents being sent by clients to the USDA Office of Civil Rights instead of the appropriate state SNAP office. The memo outlines best practices states can use to make submission instructions clearer for clients.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0037
State Agency Requirements for Required and Missing Verification for Regular Initial Applications

FNS is issuing this policy memo in response to inquiries about how state agencies are required to inform households about required and missing verification and how this interacts with other Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements, including whether a state may close a case on the 30th day following application.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0032
Clarification on the three ways initial SNAP application processing timeliness is measured

The memorandum that follows is intended to clarify the three ways in which FNS measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0039
SNAP Recertification Interview Scheduling Memo

This memorandum clarifies SNAP policy regarding recertification interview scheduling.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0036
SNAP - FY 2016 State Target Areas for Management Evaluations

The purpose of this memo is to transmit national target areas and procedures for Management Evaluations for FY 2016. The Food and Nutrition Service, with input from the regional offices, has identified four national target areas for the ROs to review.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0037
SNAP FY 2016 Federal Areas for Management Evaluations

The purpose of this memo is to transmit national target areas and procedures for management evaluations for  FY 2016. FNS, with input from the regional offices, has identified four national target areas for the ROs to review.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0006
FY 2014 State Reporting of SNAP Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of OMB Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Our Oct. 31, 2013 subject memorandum pertained to A-133 audits of Fiscal Year 2013. This memorandum updates that document by providing parallel information on Fiscal Year 2014 audits.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0066
Performance Bonus (Section 4021) Questions and Answers - Agricultural Act of 2014

Attached are questions and answers pertaining to Section 4021 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 on the use of performance bonus money for Farmers' Markets bonus bucks and the use of bonus money for contractor fees.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0061
Quality Control Tolerance Level - FY 2015

The Agricultural Act of 2014 set the Quality Control Tolerance Level for excluding small errors at up to $37 for FY 2014. In addition, the Act requires FNS to adjust the tolerance level for future years by the percentage by which the Thrifty Food Plan is adjusted under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0052
SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule

SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule