Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0186
SNAP – Q&As on Quality Control Related Provisions of PL 116-159

FNS is issuing the attached set of questions and answers to address inquiries received about the implementation of QC related provisions in the continuing resolution (PL 116-159) signed into law on Oct. 1, 2020.

Resource | Technical Assistance
P-EBT Plan Template Schools

This document is a template to assist states in the development of state plans to operate Pandemic EBT for school children during school year 2020-2021. This document relates to Section 4601 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (PL 116-159).

Resource | Policy Memos
Pandemic EBT – State Plans for School Year 2020-2021

The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (P.L. 116-159) extends Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) through the end of September, 2021. That means that P-EBT is now available for all of school year (SY) 2020-2021.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Farmers' Markets Accepting SNAP Benefits

Authorized Farmers Markets in SNAP

Resource | Webinars/Videos
SNAP to Skills: Four Years of Lessons Learned on SNAP E&T Operations

This session is most appropriate for those in states in earlier stages of SNAP E&T program development who want to see their programs advance as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Questions and Answers for Retailers

FNS published the SNAP: P-EBT Integrity Final Rule, which is codified at 7 CFR 284.1. This rule requires FNS to treat P-EBT benefits the same as SNAP benefits for the purposes of identifying and sanctioning Program violators.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0095
What is Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)?

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is an electronic system that allows a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participant to pay for food using SNAP benefits. When a participant shops at a SNAP authorized retail store, their SNAP EBT account is debited to reimburse the store for food that was purchased.  EBT is in use in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. EBT has been the sole method of SNAP issuance in all states since June of 2004.

Resource | Toolkits
SNAP Model Notice Toolkit Documents

The Model Notice Toolkit is a set of tools designed to help SNAP state agencies improve the notices they send to clients. The toolkit is designed to help state agencies evaluate their SNAP notices and make targeted improvements that fit the needs of their clients, work within system constraints, and comply with federal policy.

Resource | Technical Assistance
SNAP Quality Control

The SNAP Quality Control System measures the accuracy of state eligibility and benefit determinations. Data collected by quality control are also used for program improvement and analysis.