Resource | Proposed Rule
Taking Administrative Actions Pending Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Processing

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) seeks to prevent firms authorized to participate in SNAP from delaying administrative actions, such as disqualification or civil money penalties, through submission of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests or appeals. As such, FNS is proposing that FOIA requests and FOIA appeals be processed separately from administrative actions FNS takes against retail food stores. This proposed rule would ensure that retail food stores can no longer use the FOIA process to delay FNS' administrative actions to sanction a retail food store for SNAP violations.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2018-06
Retailer Sanctions – Debarment of Disqualified Firms

This policy memorandum provides guidance regarding the criteria for initiating government-wide debarment actions against retail firms that have been disqualified from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This memorandum also addresses what actions the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) should take if an authorized or applying retail firm or any of its owners are found to have been debarred from non-procurement programs and activities by another Federal agency in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines as found in 2 CFR Parts 180 and 417.

Resource | Notices
SNAP Retailer Application Educational Notice

Applying to SNAP as a retailer is a simple, online process that costs you nothing. You can complete an online application in as little as 15 minutes. This notice outlines the SNAP retailer application process and where you can get information on obtaining SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) equipment. Use this information to understand the application process for SNAP authorization

Resource | Routine FR Notice
Comment Request - Scanner Capability Assessment of SNAP-Authorized Small Retailers (SCANR) Study

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection of information for the Scanner Capability Assessment of SNAP-Authorized Small Retailers (SCANR) Study.

Resource | Routine FR Notice
Comment Request - SNAP Store Applications (FNS-252, FNS-252-E, FNS-252-FE, FNS-252-R, FNS-252-2 & FNS-252-C)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and concerns Retail Store Applications (Forms FNS-252; FNS-252-E; FNS-252- FE; FNS-252-R; FNS-252-2; and FNS-252-C).

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The final rule, titled “Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),” made several changes to requirements for stores that want to accept SNAP benefits as a form of payment. These changes support healthy lifestyles for SNAP recipients while maintaining recipients’ access to food. 

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) proposes to make changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations pertaining to the eligibility of SNAP retail food stores.