Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
Characteristics of SNAP Households: FY 2018

This report, the latest in an annual series dating back to 1976, provides information about the demographic and economic circumstances of SNAP households. Using a sample of SNAP Quality Control data that is representative at both the state and national level, this report summarizes the characteristics of households and individuals who participated in SNAP in fiscal year 2018.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0099
Policy Cancellation Memorandum

FNS is cancelling Policy Memoranda FD-010, FD-027, FD-028, FD-029, FD-032, FD-053, FD-055, FD-071, FD-073, FD-074, FD-083, FD-086, FD-087, FD-090, FD-105, and FD-115. The guidance provided by these memoranda are either outdated, obsolete, or otherwise captured in more current memoranda.

FD-147
Resource | Legislation
PL 88-525 - Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative federal-state program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

PL 88-525
Resource | Legislation
PL 115-334 - Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes. 

PL 115-334
Resource | Infographics
USDA Foods in Schools State Overview SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Infographics
USDA Foods in Schools Summary By Program SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
Feasibility of Revising the SNAP Quality Control Review Process

FNS uses a two-tier system to measure errors in eligibility and benefit determination for SNAP. This feasibility study identifies all processes and components that would be required for a one-tier federal SNAP QC system, including the procedural, staffing, and organizational changes and the technological and data-sharing infrastructures.

Resource | Infographics
USDA Foods in Schools SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Infographics
USDA DoD Fresh in Schools SY 2017-2018

USDA Foods data collected via the WBSCM system and FFAVORS were analyzed to conduct analyses on food purchases and spending at the national and state levels for four school years. These infographics display national data for school years 2017-2018 and include information on USDA Foods direct delivery, USDA Foods bulk for processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Resource | Notices
Request for Information: Self-Determination Demonstration Project for Tribes that Administer FDPIR

This is a Request for Information to help the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture develop the additional criteria, as authorized in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, for a self-determination demonstration project related to the purchase of agricultural commodities for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. USDA requests feedback from Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies that administer FDPIR, Tribal leaders and representatives, and Tribal associations.