Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0057
SNAP - Offering to sell SNAP benefits and/or EBT cards publicly or online

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the sale of, or intent to sell, SNAP benefits and/or Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in public or online through Web sites and social media such as Craig's List, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, etc. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has reviewed this matter and considers the offer to sell SNAP benefits to be a violation of SNAP regulations, constituting an intentional Program violation (IPV).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0053
Measuring the Timeliness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applications for Recertification

Section II(e)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of2008 (the Act) entitles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to a timely recertification and creates a finite period of eligibility. Specifically, the Act requires the State agency to notify the household that its certification period is ending prior to the last month of the certification period. The Act also requires the State agency to provide eligible households with benefits no later than one month after the last allotment was received, provided that the household files a timely re-application and is "found to be still eligible."

Resource | Forms
Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief

FNS Form 292A is to be used to report Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief. 

FNS-292A
Resource | Grants
WIC ARRA Funds Awarded - By Project and Line Item

WIC ARRA Funds Awarded - By Project and Line Item.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0039
WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria

This policy memorandum describes nutrition risk eligibility in WIC, and explains the requirements of the use and management of FNS-issued nutrition rick criteria by WIC state agencies.

2011-5
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2010

WIC Participant and Program Characteristics (PC2010) summarizes the demographic characteristics of participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nationwide in April 2010. It includes information on participant income and nutrition risk characteristics, estimates breastfeeding initiation rates for WIC infants, and describes WIC members of migrant farm-worker families. PC2010 is the most recent in a series of reports that have been generated from WIC State management information systems biennially since 1992. It is the first in the series since the major changes in the WIC food packages in 2009.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0041
Conversion Factors for WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs)

The purpose of this policy is to assist state agencies that administer WIC when converting multiple income sources to a monthly equivalent as part of the WIC income eligibility determination.

2011-7
Resource | Technical Assistance
EBT One-Card Technical and Programmatic Considerations

This paper outlines many of the considerations State agencies would need to examine to implement a 'One Card' EBT solution.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0020
Implementation of WIC-Related Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Provisions of PL 111-296

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), PL 111-296, includes several provisions related to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (42 U.S.C. 1786 et. seq.)(WIC).

2011-3
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0061
Inbound Cheese to Further Processors (Revised)

On July 1, 2006, FNS implemented Policy Memorandum FD-061: Inbound Cheese to Further Processors, in order to alleviate the administrative burden on processors and state distributing agencies (SDAs) in continually reallocating pounds to individual recipient agencies (RAs) based on the variation between the published target truck weight and the actual pounds delivered by the USDA vendor. This policy memorandum revises the original FD-061.

FD-061