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Employment and Training Resources Available to States

The SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program, administered by all 53 state agencies, helps participants gain the skills, training, or work experience they need to enter, reenter, or remain in the workforce. The program is flexible. State agencies can tailor services and supports to the needs of SNAP participants and the communities in which they live. State agencies can, and should partner with other state and federal workforce programs to offer a continuum of services that help low-income Americans work toward self-sufficiency.

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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

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SNAP and ACA Q&A Parts I & II Memo

The attached questions and answers are intended to address State agency concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is releasing this memorandum as formal guidance for use by FNS Regional Offices, State agencies, and community partners.

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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.

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SNAP - Multi-Program Periodic Report Forms

Some State agencies have adopted a version of simplified reporting (SR) for other programs, such as Medicaid and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF), and are using multi-program report forms for the various programs, including SNAP. A question has been asked whether multi-program reporting forms that request information required by the other programs but not by SNAP are permitted under SNAP regulations.

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SNAP - Implementing the Increased Allotments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for Cases not Affected by a Mass Change

It has come to Food and Nutrition Service's attention that although states have incorporated the 13.6 percent increase to SNAP maximum allotments into their systems as a mass change effective April 1, 2009 there are some states where not every household will automatically receive the increase as part of their April allotment due to the limitations of certain state systems.

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Economic Stimulus - Adjustments to the Maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Monthly Allotments

Attached are the revised maximum SNAP allotment adjustments under the legislation by household size for the 48 States and DC, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

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Clarifying SNAP Reporting Requirements - "Known to the State agency"

The National Office recently has received several questions from Regional Offices concerning what should be considered "known to the State agency" for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reporting purposes.

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Clarification of Farm Bill Certification Provisions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Questions and Answers #3

Attached are additional questions and answers in response to issues raised by State agencies on SNAP certification and eligibility provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246).

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Q&As on Certification Issues from the 2008 Farm Bill #2

Questions and answers on the certification issues in the 2008 Farm Bill.