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Resource | History

A Short History of SNAP

1939 – The First Food Stamp Program

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection associated with requests by state agencies to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) to temporarily provide food assistance to households following a disaster.

Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA Programs That Assist Individuals and Small Business

USDA’s authority to provide emergency assistance for its various disaster relief programs exists under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance Act, Agriculture Secretary disaster designations, Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as well as other authorizing legislation. These authorities are identified in the various USDA program descriptions.